[Copy To] and [Move To] Context Menu Items

I find it more productive to simply right click on a file/folder (or multiple file/folders) and be able to copy and move it/them to another folder rather than Cut/Copy, open the target folder and paste or even use Windows Explorer > turn the folder options (tree) on and drag/drop. How do you make it possible? [more]

Adding the copy to and move to context menu items is easy to find in Google (eg. here) but figured it's worth to have a note handy.

It's as simple as adding the following Registry keys:

Open your Registry Editor (eg. Start > Run > type "regedit" > OK, Go to: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAllFilesystemObjectsshellexContextMenuHandlers]

To enable the Copy To Folder menu option create a new subkey called "Copy To" and set the (Default) value to "{C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}".

To enable the Move To Folder menu option create a new subkey called "Move To" and set the (Default) value to "{C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}".

Or download and run the following: CopyToMoveTo.reg (578.00 bytes) (** I suggest you open the file with notepad if you want to check and verify the changes it will be making)

Close your registry editor.

To try, right click on a file/folder (or multiple select). You should see the Copy To/Move To menu items:

Then selecting Copy To or Move To should result on a dialog box like these:

Go try if you haven't yet. I'm sure one way or another it will help make life easier for you.

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