Having Windows configured just right can make using your computer more enjoyable. Finding configuration options to set Windows up the way you want or to fix a setting that has been changed can be frustrating. So, if you’ve got icon checkboxes enabled in File Explorer, how can you turn them off?
Disabling the icon checkboxes is a simple matter. In Windows Explorer select the View tab and untick “Item check boxes” on the right-hand side. After disabling this checkbox, the icon checkboxes will no longer appear.
Tip: You can still select multiple items when item checkboxes are disabled. You can select contiguous items by Shift-clicking them or non-contiguous items via Control-clicking.