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How to add «Move to» or «Copy to» in the Windows 10 context menu

How to add "Move to" or "Copy to" in the Windows 10 context menu

Windows 10 has a hidden feature that allows you to right-click a file and move or copy it to a specific location of your choice. This little registry trick will allow you to copy and move files easily.

However, we must preface this with a standard warning. Registry Editor is a powerful tool and, if used incorrectly, can make your system unstable or even inoperable. However, this is a fairly simple trick. As long as you follow the instructions, you should have no problem.

However, if you have never worked with Registry Editor before, we recommend it read little bit about him before you begin. And surely do what A registry backup (and by his computer ) before making the following changes.

If you want to be safer, so can you create a system restore point before continuing. That way, if something goes wrong, you can go back to before things went crazy.

Add «Move to» in the context menu

To add «Move to» to the context menu, the first thing to do is open Registry Editor. To do this, press Windows + R, type «regedit» in the text box, and then press Enter.

Type "regedit" in the text box.

Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or you can paste it directly into the address bar:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers

Once there, right-click on «ContextMenuHandlers» and then select New> Key from the pop-up menu.

Right-click "ContextMenuHandlers", click "New", and then click "Key."

Name the new key «Move to» and then press Enter.

Now, double-click «(Default)», paste the following string into the «Value data» field, then press Enter:

{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

The "Edit String" pop-up window with a string in the "Value Data" field.

You can now safely close Registry Editor. You do not need to restart or log out to start using this feature.

Add «Copy to» in the context menu

As before, to add «Copy to» to the context menu, first open the Registry Editor. Press Windows + R, type «regedit» in the text box, and then press Enter.

"Regedit" in the text box of the "Run" window.

Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or paste it directly into the address bar:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers

Once here, right-click on «ContextMenuHandlers» and select New> Key from the pop-up menu.

Right-click "ContextMenuHandlers", click "New", and then click "Key."

Name the new key «Copy to» and press Enter.

Now, double-click «(Default)», paste the following string in the «Value data» field, then press Enter:

{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

The "Edit string" pop-up window with a string in the "Value data" field.

When you’re done, you can safely close Registry Editor. Again, you don’t have to restart or log out to start using this feature.

Download our one-click registration trick

If you prefer not to edit the registry yourself, you can download our file trick Add Move to / Copy to record. Just open the ZIP file, double-click «AddMoveTo.reg» or «AddCopyTo.reg» and then click «Yes» to add the information to your registry.

Click "Yes" to run the REG file.

These REG files add the same registry settings that we covered earlier. If you want to see what this REG file (or any other) will do before you run it, right-click on the file and then select «Edit» to open it in Notepad.

also maybe create Easy own recording tricks.

Using «Move to» or «Copy to» from the context menu

After adding these settings to the Windows registry and right-clicking on a file or folder, the context menu appears as usual, but now it will also contain «Move to» and / or «Copy to» options.

The "Move to" and "Copy to" options in the Windows context menu.

A small dialog box appears, so you can choose a destination folder. After you do this, click «Copy» to send that file to the folder you specified.

Select a destination folder, and then click "Copy."

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