How to print multiple documents via File Explorer

In Windows 10/8/7, when it comes to the printing more than 15 files at once, you may find that the File Explorer window option has disappeared.

Obviously, the restriction is because the operation performed on more than 15 selection will draw too much performance power from the system; which could affect the system’s stability.

But if you want to proceed anyway, follow the instructions below to restore the context menu you have come to know and love.

Step 1: Press Windows + R to open up the Run Box.

Step 2: Type regedit.exe and press enter.

Step 3: Navigate to the following registry location…


Step 4: In the right pane of this location, look for DWORD MultipleInvokePromptMinimum, it will have Value data as 15 by default. If you do not find the DWORD there, create it manually using right-click -> New -> DWORD Value. Name the DWORD name exactly as we have mentioned because it is case sensitive.

Step 5: Now double click on the same DWORD to open up the properties window.

Step 6: In the window that appears, click on Decimal and enter a value that you wish to have. (ie. if you want to be able to print 30 files at once, enter 30).

Step 7: Click OK.

Step 8: You may now close the Registry Editor and reboot the computer.

After restarting the machine, you’ll be able to print more than 15 files easily at one time.

Until next time, happy learning! 🙂