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Windows 7: Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

How to Add "COPY TO FOLDER" and "MOVE TO FOLDER" to Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
14 Nov 2008
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How to Add "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" to Context Menu in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
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 7 and Windows 8.

You must me logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
Copy To Folder allows you to right click selected file(s) and folder(s) and copy them to another location immediately.

Move to Folder allows you to right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) and move them to another locatation, then remove them from their current location immediately.

In Windows 7, the default location for Copy To Folder and Move To Folder is in the Edit menu bar menu in Windows Explorer.
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In Windows 8 and 8.1, the default location for Copy To Folder and Move To Folder is in the Home tab in the ribbon of File Explorer. You would click/tap on Choose location to see the "Copy Items" or "Move Items" dialog.
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Tip   Tip
To Copy file(s) regardless of the source and target destination, hold down the CTRL key while you drag and drop the file(s).

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


EXAMPLE: "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" added to the Context Menu
NOTE: Right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) to see your new additions.
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EXAMPLE: Copy To Folder and Move To Folder windows
NOTE: You can see what happens when you click on each of these context menu items to.









OPTION ONE
Add or Remove "Copy To Folder" from the Context Menu
1. To Add "Copy To Folder" to Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Copy_To_Folder.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove "Copy To Folder" from Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Copy_To_Folder.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

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

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

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




OPTION TWO
Add or Remove "Move To Folder" from the Context Menu
1. To Add "Move To Folder" to Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Move_To_Folder.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove "Move To Folder" from Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Move_To_Folder.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

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

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve merging the .reg file.

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

That's it,
Shawn





16 Jun 2009   #1
RellikZephyr

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

hey brink

i always enjoy your tutorials

most cover some very useful stuff

like this one

Thanks Great work

RellikZephyr


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16 Jun 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome RellicZephyr. Thank you.

Shawn
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16 Jun 2009   #3
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Not going to use it, but it taught me heaps, didn't know to display the menu with ALT (yay, coz I like the new "action" menus), and therefore didn't know that there was send to/move to in the edit menu. That's great, I use it a lot.

Really from Explorer in XP which I never used (Xplorer2 always) to win 7 with its great functionality, quick previews, good flexibility of views etc - I've hardly ever fired up Xplorer2, and since I can get 2 explorers on one of my monitors (thus dual pane) Xplorer 2 may be on its last legs for me.

Anyway many thanx for the tutorial and the ones it links to - learnt lots again!
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16 Jun 2009   #4
digitalrurouni

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Wow this is sweet! Thanks for that!
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16 Jun 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by digitalrurouni View Post
Wow this is sweet! Thanks for that!
Right! Sweet! Just used this to copy some files from thumb drive to differnt folders on a new install. Twice as fast as copy and paste for me, great little tweek! thanks Shawn larry
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16 Jun 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Charles Kane, DigitalRurouni, and Larry.
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17 Jun 2009   #7
superneat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Build 7600
 
 

Hi! Great tut, as usual, do i have to dl the reg file or can i manually do it as i could in vista? Is it the same location and key?
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17 Jun 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Superneat,

No you do not have to download it if you do not like to. I just included the .reg to make it easy to do automatically. It's the same location as in Vista though.
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17 Jun 2009   #9
superneat

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Build 7600
 
 

thanks!
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