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With a casual accidental drag I seem to have selected 15 years of source code to each in turn run, launching Delphi, picture viewer, notepad and whatever else.

Is there a way to cancel this command without closing every individual thing?

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Sadly, there's not much you can do about this. Either attempt to log out or wait for everything to finish churning.

I thought that Explorer would prompt you if you attempted to open up more than a handful of items at once though.

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You would think so wouldn't you. It's Windows2000 if that makes a difference. Best technique is to let half of it open then kill the app in CMD. I hope it doesn't corrupt any of my archived code though :( –  notidaho Sep 14 '11 at 14:38
    
Being Win2k might be the problem -- I don't remember the warning before XP. Try logging out. That might interrupt things. –  afrazier Sep 14 '11 at 17:22
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