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Using ArcGIS Pro 1.2, I just tried to use and the Shift key to multiple-select a set of shapefiles in a folder connection within the Project pane. I thought I had done this before without a problem, but I am now thinking that I must have imagined that because if I left-click on one, and then hold the Shift key to left-click on another only the second one is highlighted.

I can use the Ctrl key to multiple-select, which is fine for a few items, but not when I may have many.

If the Shift key is expected to be able to multiple-select in the Project pane, is there a known cause for why I might not be able to?

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    Shift select works as expected for me. I just selected 15 shapefiles from a local folder from the Project Pane and they all added fine. Also works with FGDB and SDE feature classes. Running ArcGIS Pro 1.2 – Midavalo Apr 6 '16 at 21:26
  • @Midavalo Many thanks for testing this. It looks like something has gone amiss with that particular project of mine. – PolyGeo Apr 6 '16 at 21:38
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@Midavalo's comment:

Shift select works as expected for me. I just selected 15 shapefiles from a local folder from the Project Pane and they all added fine. Also works with FGDB and SDE feature classes. Running ArcGIS Pro 1.2

led me to performing another test in which I:

  • created a New Project using the Map.aptx template
  • added the same folder connection in the Project pane
  • was able to use the Shift key to multiple-select the same shapefiles without a problem

The original project continues to be unable to multiple-select those shapefiles so I will assume that something has gone amiss with that particular project.

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