Had you used the 'Apply to Folders' button found on the 'View' tab of the
Folder Properties dialog?
Here's a link to a script I've written that is designed to fix both the
'Bag' keys and the 'Streams\Default' key, which holds the settings for
template defaults. Right-click the link & select 'Save Target As...' You
can then extract the script file from the zip folder and run the script.
You can give it a try, though both of these keys are under HKCU. From what
you say, that all users are affected, it sounds like there might be a
problem under HKLM. You never created a custom default user profile, did
If the script doesn't work for you, I'd really like to work with you via
e-mail to get a look at some registry exports from your machine as well as
gather more info regarding Vista version, OEM or self-install, installed
software, etc. No one seems to yet know what's causing this behavior to
Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
"Kirk B." <KirkB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm unable to select multiple files in explorer. The clicking methods
> the shift key and ctrl key do not work. ctrl-a does not work.
> Organize-->Select All is grayed out.
> The solutions found on in numerous threads relating to the registry keys
> Bags and Streams failed to fix this problem.
> Also, this appears for all accounts on my computer.
> Is there a fix for this problem?