1. Join Date : Jan 2016
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       30 Oct 2016 #1

    Where do copies go?


    Just a simple question. In my Documents Directory, I can select an individual file or a folder with multiple files in it.
    If I right click on it, I get the option to Copy (among others).
    If I choose Copy, nothing seems to happen ? Did it copy? And if it did where did they go? How can I find them?
    Would it be preferable to use the CLI to Copy, and designate a destination for the copied files?
    Thank you.
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       30 Oct 2016 #2

    dorian mode said: View Post
    Just a simple question. In my Documents Directory, I can select an individual file or a folder with multiple files in it.
    If I right click on it, I get the option to Copy (among others).
    If I choose Copy, nothing seems to happen ? Did it copy? And if it did where did they go? How can I find them?
    Would it be preferable to use the CLI to Copy, and designate a destination for the copied files?
    Thank you.
    It copies the item to the 'Clipboard', then you go 'Paste' it somewhere.

    You could also add 'Copy To'/'Move To' to your right click context menu by saving the following code to Notepad as a .reg file then merge it:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
    @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
    @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
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  3. Join Date : Jan 2016
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       30 Oct 2016 #3

    Edwin said: View Post
    It copies the item to the 'Clipboard', then you go 'Paste' it somewhere.
    Okay, Thank you.
    That brings up another question then. If I copy a folder containing multiple files, Is the actual content of the folder copied?
    ie: all the files?
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       30 Oct 2016 #4

    dorian mode said: View Post
    Okay, Thank you.
    That brings up another question then. If I copy a folder containing multiple files, Is the actual content of the folder copied?
    ie: all the files?
    Yes, the folder and everything in it.
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       30 Oct 2016 #5

    Edwin said: View Post
    Yes, the folder and everything in it.
    Yes, Thank you, I just tried this and it worked like a charm. This is simple stuff, but something I didn't know.
    This will come in very handy, Much appreciated.
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       30 Oct 2016 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    It copies the item to the 'Clipboard', then you go 'Paste' it somewhere.

    You could also add 'Copy To'/'Move To' to your right click context menu by saving the following code to Notepad as a .reg file then merge it:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
    @="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
    @="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"
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    Could you elaborate on this please. Is this a one time procedure? What is involved in the "merge" process?
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       30 Oct 2016 #7

    dorian mode said: View Post
    You could also add 'Copy To'/'Move To' to your right click context menu by saving the following code to Notepad as a .reg file then merge it:
    Could you elaborate on this please. Is this a one time procedure? What is involved in the "merge" process?
    The default action when you double-click on a .reg file is to run Regedit to add the contents of the .reg file to the registry - a process Microsoft call 'merging'. You'll be asked if you really want to do this...
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       30 Oct 2016 #8

    dorian mode said: View Post
    Could you elaborate on this please. Is this a one time procedure? What is involved in the "merge" process?
    What @Bree said.

    If you want to undo the Registry modification, create a .reg file, in like manner, with the following:

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
     
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
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       4 Weeks Ago #9

    Thank you.
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