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

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

    How to Add or Remove 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10
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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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Maine
    Posts : 20,949
    Windows10Pro 64Bit on 2 DeskTop Computers
       2016-08-13 #1

    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; 2016-08-13 at 16:32. Reason: moved to correct tutorial
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,413
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-08-13 #2

    Hey Mike,

    Yep, these will work in Windows 7 as well.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       2016-09-16 #3

    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. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-09-16 #4

    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. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       2016-09-16 #5

    Brink said: 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. Joined : Sep 2016
    Planet Earth
    Posts : 1
    Win 10
       2016-09-18 #6

    Command Prompt Here maybe?
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15007
       2016-09-18 #7

    string said: View Post
    Command Prompt Here maybe?
    Hello string, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you mean OPTION EIGHT below?

    Command Prompt - Open in Windows 10
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