There are several ways to select files and folders in the Finder. The method you choose can make the selection process easy and help you accomplish more in less time.
The contiguous selection is when we select two or more files or folders that are next to one another. The files and folders need to be next to one another for selection. Contiguous means near or touching. This means we don’t jump one file or folder to select another file or folder. Selecting files or folders that are not directly next to one another is call non-contiguous. This, of course, means that the files are not near or touching one another.
The screenshot below is an example of contiguous file selection in list view.