I discovered on unusual bug/feature in Vista.
Most of the times it is not possible to “select all” (CTRL+A, etc etc) the files or folders in some directories. Which makes copying a royal pain in the PEEP.
Some other symptoms are:
- Select All option in Edit menu is disabled (greyed-out)
- Mouse highlight over and drag does not work.
Of course I searched the internet looking for people that were having the same problem. There were some suggestions to do a Reset on the folders but that didn’t work for me.
Then I found someone that made a modification to the registry which works. 🙂
- Open Regedit
- Navigate to HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\
- Delete the Bags & BagMRU keys
Windows Explorer should be its normal self again.
Hope this helps.