Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Adding "Move To" to the right-click context menu

22 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Adding "Move To" to the right-click context menu


I just organized the "Send To" sub-menu found within the right-click context menu. I've found that "Send To" is actually "Copy To". I would like to add a "Move To" option to the menu, but all of the results I find on Google demonstrate how to add a "Move To Folder..." entry that is more of a dialog instead of a sub-menu. Is this at all possible? If not, is it possible to change the command of "Send To" to "Move To"?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cvette, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to add a "Move To" option to the context menu.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi Brink! Thank you for the welcome!

I just recently tried your suggestion - however - I used Ultimate Windows Tweaker to add the options instead. It doesn't quite seem to be what I'm looking for though. Selecting the option opens a dialog in which you choose a folder to move/copy the file to. I was aiming more for a sub-menu like the default "Send to" is set up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Dec 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sorry, that's the only option that I know of to add "Move To" to the context menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cvette View Post
I was aiming more for a sub-menu like the default "Send to" is set up.
If you hold down the Shift key then right click then use send to, it will move instead of copy.
NOTE, you must hold down the shift key until the item has been moved.

EDIT... Sorry I was wrong with this. You only need to hold down the Shift Key before you click the shortcut under the Send To Menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Adding "Move To" to the right-click context menu

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to add "Find" to right-click context menu?
I want to add "Find" (Ctrl+F) (Menu bar > Edit > Find) to the right-click context menu of my Windows 7 Pro pc. I want to be able to select some text, right-click on the selected text, and have "Find" appear appear as one of the options to left-click on. And after I've left-clicked on...
General Discussion
wordpad is missing from "new" right-click context menu
About a week ago I suddenly noticed that wordpad went missing from my "new" right-click context menu. I believe that happened when I installed the latest version of libreoffice, because now instead of wordpad I have all the libreoffice options under "new". Does anybody know how I can restore...
"Explore" option missing in Right-Click Context Menu
Hi all, Is there a way to add the WinXP style "explore" option in the right click -folder- context menu? So the left window pane opens up the folder tree structure rather than using the right pane's folder view. Thanks in advance.
General Discussion
How to edit right click "new" context menu?
Hi all, first post. I have a rather cluttered "new" context menu. Ie. when right clicking on my desktop I can choose "new" and choose "text document", "word document" etc. Problem is that the menu includes lots of stuff I don't want to. In XP I could easily edit these items with MS TweakUI,...
Performance & Maintenance
adding "toggle hidden files" to context menu in 64-bit
hey guys, i have a laptop with windows 7 32-bit system and got the "toggle hidden files" on my context menu by a simple process and love it, so I wanted to have the same thing on my desktop, which is also windows 7, but it is 64-bit. I have tried a few different methods, including putting the...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:25.
Twitter Facebook Google+