How to Remove the Check Box from Windows 10 Icons

This short guide will explain step by step how to disable/remove those annoying little check-boxes next to each icon in Windows 10.

  1. Start out by opening a File Explorer window from your Taskbar.
  2. Select any folder in your File Explorer by clicking on it once, then select File from the top menu and Options from the drop-down list. Note: if Options isn’t listed, it means you forgot to select a folder first.
  3. This will open the Folder Options window. Select the View tab. In the Advanced settings: section, scroll down to the item titled Use check boxes to select items and remove the checkmark from that box. Finally, click the Apply to Folders button located in the Folder views section.
  4. That’s it – they’re gone – no more check-boxes!

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