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Context Menu Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER

Brink

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Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista
Copy To Folder allows you to right click on a item and copy it to another location immediately.
Move to Folder allows you to right click on a item and move it to another locatation and remove it from it's current location immediately.
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How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista
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Copy To Folder allows you to right click on a item and copy it to another location immediately.
Move to Folder allows you to right click on a item and move it to another locatation and remove it from it's current location immediately.
How to Add "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" to the Context Menu in Vista

information   Information
Copy To Folder allows you to right click on a item and copy it to another location immediately. Move to Folder allows you to right click on a item and move it to another locatation and remove it from it's current location immediately.
Note   Note
This is also under the EDIT menu in a Explorer window. (See Example screenshot below)

EXAMPLE: Default Edit Menu Location:

NOTE: These are the keyboard shortcuts to use the Menu bar location while having the file or folder selected that you want to Copy or Move to another folder.
  • Copy To Folder - Press and hold Alt then press E and F
  • Move To Folder - Press and hold Alt then press E and V
Edit Menu.jpg
EXAMPLE: Copy To Folder and Move To Folder Added to the Context Menu:
NOTE: Right click on a file or folder to see your new additions. You can see what happens when you click on each one beside the context menu screenshot. You can select a different drive to.





METHOD ONE
Using a REG File Download

1. To Add Copy/Move To Folder
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
NOTE: You can add one or both of these.​
Add_CopyMove.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Remove Copy/Move To Folder
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Remove_CopyMove.reg
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​




METHOD TWO
To Do Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

5. To Add Copy To Folder
A) In the left pane, right click on ContextMenuHandlers and click on New and Key.​
B) Type {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} and press Enter.​
NOTE: To Remove Copy To Folder - Right click on this key and click on Delete.

6. To Add Move To Folder
A) In the left pane, right click on ContextMenuHandlers and click on New and Key.​
B) Type {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} and press Enter.
NOTE: To Remove Move To Folder - Right click on this key and click on Delete.

7. Close regedit.​
Remove.jpg

That's it,
Shawn


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#6
Thanks Brink. I've been looking for just this very option, as after dabbling in Linux I find it an extremely useful feature. I tried installing using Method 1. It hasn't worked for me, even with a restart. I'm using Vista Home Premium 32bit. What do you suggest I try next to get this working? Method 2?
 

Brink

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mvp
#7
Hi Badcam,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

It will work for all Vista version. I would go ahead and do Method Two. You can Copy and Paste the codes from the tutorial to make it easier to do.

Shawn
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#9
Hi Manteca,

Welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

The Move To Folder will act the same as Cut To Folder would. It will remove the file or folder from the original location and move it to the folder you selected. ;)

Shawn
 
#12
I registered simply to thank you for this. The reg file merged perfectly with my 32bit version and I have exactly the functionality I was looking for.

Perfection would be if there was a way to finagle the 'send to' function to move by default instead of copying.

Anyway - kind thanks
David
 

Bare Foot Kid

R.I.P. August 13th 2014
#16
Hello Brink,

I thought I had this on my last install but maybe not.
I wanted it back! Method Two was a piece of cake; I did copy/paste the key without incident.
I already used Move To, worked like a charm!

Thanks Shawn.


Later :shock: Ted