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    Add 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10

    Add 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Customization
    08 Nov 2015 Last Updated: 06 Mar 2017 at 20:50

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    How to Add or Remove 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10

    information   Information
    When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) and click/tap on Copy To folder, it will copy them to a location you select immediately.

    When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) and click/tap on Move to folder, it will remove them from their current location and move them to a location you select immediately.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Copy To folder and Move to folder to the context menu for all users in Windows 10.

    While you must me signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove "Copy To folder" and "Move to folder" to the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu if added.

    Note   Note
    To also Copy file(s) regardless of the source and target destination, hold down the CTRL key while you drag and drop the file(s).

    To also Move file(s) regardless of the source and target destination, hold down the SHIFT key while you drag and drop the file(s).


    The default location for Copy to folder and Move to folder is in the Home tab in the ribbon of File Explorer. You could click/tap on Choose location to see the "Copy Items" or "Move Items" dialog.

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    EXAMPLE: Copy To folder and Move to folder
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Copy To folder" and "Move to folder" to Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Copy-Move_To_Folder_to_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Copy To folder" and "Move to folder" from Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Copy-Move_To_Folder_from_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn
  1.    13 Aug 2016 #1
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    Maine
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    Shawn quick question for you, I am working on a Windows 7 home machine for a friend. Going to update it later to Win 10 Home.
    Can I use your "Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder" reg addon's on his Windows 7 home computer, until I update it to 10 ??
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Aug 2016 at 16:32. Reason: moved to correct tutorial
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  2.    13 Aug 2016 #2
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    Hey Mike,

    Yep, these will work in Windows 7 as well.
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  3.    16 Sep 2016 #3
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    Hi Brink, is there possibly a way for a "send shortcut to" option in the context menu? So I can send a shortcut of any file or folder to any location I want?
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  4.    16 Sep 2016 #4
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    Hello Bob,

    The only option that I'm aware of for now is to use "Send to" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)", then move it to where you like.
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  5.    16 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Bob,

    The only option that I'm aware of for now is to use "Send to" -> "Desktop (create shortcut)", then move it to where you like.
    Been doing that for a while but gets annoying when you have to send multiple shortcuts to different locations.

    Thanks anyway
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  6.    18 Sep 2016 #6
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    Command Prompt Here maybe?
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  7.    18 Sep 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by string View Post
    Command Prompt Here maybe?
    Hello string, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you mean OPTION EIGHT below?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...a.html#option8
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  8.    23 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hey Mike, Yep, these will work in Windows 7 as well.
    Hi Brink,

    The remove .reg file doesn't remove the copy to entry for me.

    Could you help me?
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  9.    23 Feb 2017 #9
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    Hello 3ct, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I don't see any issues with the .reg file for why it won't remove the "Copy To Folder" context menu item for you.

    If you like, open Registry Editor (regedit.exe), and navigate to the key below to see if you still have it. If you do, right click on the {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} key, click on Delete, and click on Yes when prompted to approve deleting it.

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

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