How to Add/Remove Copy to Folder and Move to Folder in Context Menu in Windows XP/ Vista or Windows 7

To copy / move selected files or folders to a different location usually we first mark/select the file/folder, right click on it, then copy and then go the final location to paste it. But you can easily copy/move files using ‘Copy To Folder’ and ‘Move To Folder’ options from context menu. Just right click on the file, click ‘Copy/Move To Folder’, point the destination and you are done. To mark several files or objects press ‘Ctrl’ while clicking those objects.

Default Location of ‘Copy/Move To Folder’ Option:

By default this two options are located in the Edit menu. But it still disgusting for me to use them.

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NOTE: You can also use keyboard shortcuts to use them while the files are being selected that you want to Copy or Move to another folder.

  • Copy To Folder – Pressing Alt key press E then press F
  • Move To Folder – Pressing Alt key press E then press E

But when added to context menu, you can do this clicking the right button easily. Select your desired folder where to copy/move, like the images below and you are done.

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METHOD ONE : Adding New Entries to The Registry

How to add Copy to Folder and Move to Folder to Context Menu:

To add Copy To Folder Automatically in the Context Menu:

  • First download the .reg file clicking the Download button below.
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  • Save the .reg file to the Desktop/any folder.
  • Click right mouse button on that file and click merge.
  • When prompted, click on Run (Yes), Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK.
  • Accept in all window and you are done.
  • You can delete the downloaded file, now.

To add Move To Folder Automatically in the Context Menu:

  • First download the .reg file clicking the Download button below.
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  • Save the .reg file to the Desktop/any folder.
  • Click right mouse button on that file and click merge.
  • When prompted, click on Run (Yes), Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK.
  • Accept in all window and you are done.
  • You can delete the downloaded file, now.

Remove Copy to Folder & Move to Folder from Context Menu:

To Remove Copy To Folder Automatically from Context Menu:

  • First download the .reg file clicking the Download button below.
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  • Accept in all window as before and you are done.

To remove Move To Folder Automatically from Context Menu:

  • First download the .reg file clicking the Download button below.
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  • Accept in all window as before and you are done.

 


METHOD TWO : Add Registry Item Manually by Registry Editor

To add Copy / Move to Folder in Context Menu Manually:

  • Open the Start Menu.
  • In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
  • Click Continue if prompt.
  • In regedit, go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAllFilesystemObjectsshellexContextMenuHandlers

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To add/remove Copy To Folder Manually:

  • Right click on ContextMenuHandlers in left pane and then go to New > Key.
  • Put {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} as name and press enter.

NOTE: To delete copy to folder option, right click on that key, then click on delete.

To add/remove Move To Folder Manually:

  • Right click on ContextMenuHandlers in left pane and then go to New > Key.
  • Put {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} as Key name and press enter.

NOTE: To delete Move to Folder option, right click on that key, then click on delete.

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