Sunday, August 15, 2010


How To Add Copy To Or Move To Context Menu In Windows Without Using Any Third Party Tool

There’s a registry hack for Windows that will let you add a Copy To Folder or Move To Folder to the right-click menu, which can be very useful when you want to copy or move a file but don’t have the other folder open already.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, How to back up and restore the registry in Windows -  Backing Up And Restoring Individual Registry Entries In Registry Editor
Simple follow these steps: 
  1. Click on the Start button and type ‘regedit’ into the Search box
  2. Navigate tothe following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
  3. Right-click on ‘ContextMenuHandlers’ in the left pane and select ‘New-Key’
  4. Name the new key ‘CopyTo’ or ‘MoveTo’
  5. Double-click on the ‘Default string in the right pane
  6. In the ‘Value Data’ box copy one of these lines: 
Copy To = {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
Move To = {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

Click ‘OK’ then exit the Registry Editor


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