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How to add 'Move to' and 'Copy to' to window context menu?

In the stone age, people used to cut or copy the file from one folder and then go to another folder and paste it over there using the copy/cut and paste command. But this generation has no such time to waste so they always looking for something new to save their time.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how you can add the commands "Copy to" and "Move to" to the context menu of file Explorer. While these commands are available on the Ribbon, but it is useful to have them directly in the right-click menu for faster access.




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Windows Registry:


1 - window registry introduction | InfoBrother

The Window Registry is a database of information, settings, options and other values for software and hardware installed. When we install a program, a new subkey is created in the registry. This subkey contains settings specific to that program, such as its location, version and the primary executable.

To view and make changes to the windows registry, we use "Window Registry Editor" app. This app allow us to view all keys and values that are in the registry, as well as change windows, programs or driver values as we want.



The Registry editor is a powerful tool and if you misused it, it can render your system unstable or even inoperable. To move on, you must have some knowledge to work with registry.


2

Open Window Registry Editor.


Step#1 - open windows registry editor | InfoBrother

To open Registry editor in windows, Press window key and type regedit in the search bar. Right click on the regedit app and choose "open as administrator". Alternately, we can press window key + R which open Run dialog box. In Run dialog box, type regedit and press ok.



3

Add 'Move to' to the context menu.


step#3a - create new key | InfoBrother

In Registry editor navigate to the following key in the left sidebar, or you can copy and paste it directly into the address bar.


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers


Once you're there, right-click on "ContextMenuHandlers" and select New » key from the pop-up menu.



step#3b - add value data into the key | InfoBrother

Name the new key "Move to" and then press enter.
Double click on "Default" which will open a dialog box.
Copy and paste the following string into the "Value Data" Field and then press enter.


{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

Now close the registry editor. Go to your folder and right click on any file and you will see the new option "Move to folder" in the context menu.






4

Add 'Copy to' to the context menu.


step#4a - create new key | InfoBrother

In Registry editor navigate to the following key in the left sidebar, or you can copy and paste it directly into the address bar.


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers


Once you're there, right-click on "ContextMenuHandlers" and select New » key from the pop-up menu.



step#4b - add value data into the key | InfoBrother

Name the new key "Copy to" and then press enter.
Double click on "Default" which will open a dialog box.
Copy and paste the following string into the "Value Data" Field and then press enter.


{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

Now close the registry editor. Go to your folder and right click on any file and you will see the new option "Copy to folder" in the context menu.







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