Selecting multiple files at one time is simple in Windows Vista and Windows 7 beta. Of course, within Windows Explorer you can CTRL-A to select all. If you want to pick a few items in a folder, but not all you have another choice – check boxes.
To enable checkboxes:
1. Right click on Start button and select Open Windows Explorer
2. Click Organize
3. Select Folder and Search Options
4. Click View tab and scroll to bottom of the list.
5. Select Use check boxes to select items
Now you can select multiple folders or files, as well as select individual files.