Miscellaneous Tweaks - Add Copy to Folder and Move to Folder to Explorer Context Menu

The Windows 95 PowerToys has a similar function, the "Send to Folder" option. You can add "Copy to Folder" and "Move to Folder" to the Explorer context menu, so when you right-click a file or folder in Explorer, you have the option to Copy or Move it to another folder.

To add copy and move to folder to context menu, follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit" and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
  2. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers (see picture 1).
    Picture 1
  3. Right-click the "ContextMenuHandlers" entry, and from the menu select New -> Key.
  4. Name the new key Copy To.
  5. Repeat step 3, but this time for the name (step 4) choose Move To.
  6. Change the (Default) string value found in the Copy To key to {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}.
  7. Change the (Default) string value found in the Move To key to {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}.
  8. The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot your PC.
    Picture 2



Lex van der Horst

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