Context Menu - Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER

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How to Add COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER to the Context Menu in Vista
Synopsis
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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Hi , i added these extra menu bars, but now my context menu is opening very slowly, my system has good speed. i don't understand, pls help, thnks
 
Hello Rourke,

Adding these context menu items alone should not have caused this, but you may have some other menu items that are interfering with these causing this slow context menu opening.

If you remove the context menu items you added from this tutorial, does the context menu open at normal speed again?

If you have recently installed any 3rd party programs that also adds context menu items, then you might try temporarily disabling them to see if that may be the source of this problem.

You can use the free program ShellExView and look for all Context Menu item Types. It may take a bit, but disable the ones you suspect may be the cause a few at a time until the problem is no longer there. Afterwards, you can enable the ones that were not the cause again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
Thanks Shawn; but i did not add any other item. i am only added copy to folder & move to folder, i was install ShellExView and i was disabled contex menu bar of some programs, but its coused more, anyhow i think i'll re install my vista :D

Thank you very much again. ta ta
 
Your welcome Rourke. You can easily enable the ones that you have already disabled again in ShellExView though.

Did uninstalling the COPY TO FOLDER and MOVE TO FOLDER items return your context menu back to normal?
 
No, its already disable. I tryed this. its not workin' my pc :( also i used regedit, i did not use ShellExView on that time. Copy & move to folder bars disabled but context menu currently slow :| i think one way format lol
 
Thank you for making this thread and giving users so many tips! I registered just so I could ask you guys a question regarding the context menu.

Back in the XP days there was a way to add a toggle for hidden files to the context menu. Just right click, then click show hidden files, and it would toggle hidden files on and off.

Do you know how i could add such a think to Vista x64? Sadly the way i made it work for xp does not work with vista.


this is where i originally got the "show hidden files" toggle from: http://forums.techguy.org/tech-tips-tricks/565428-quick-access-hidden-files-file.html
 
You're welcome Pagusas, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Thank you for the link. I will see what I can do to make a tutorial with it.

Shawn
 
Is there a way to create specific folder options for "move to"?
for example, i have a folder with hundreds of files i have to catalog and I need to move them to specific folders first. I would like to use the "move to" feature to right click on the file and move it, in one click, to a specific folder, rather than browse to it.

Thanks
hernan

btw, i found out that using send to + shift would work. But i am non-geek lazy and i am looking for a one click solutions. Plus it is hard :) to remember to use shift.
 
Hello Herman, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You cannot with the "Move to" feature, but you should be able to make what you want to do easier by placing a shortcut of the folder into the Send To menu instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
Context Menu - All

Came here for shellnew text document (Adobe CS3 and CS4 very often takes it to Hell), but tried this one and almost all other as a .REG files. Works fine at Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP1 x64. Quick and accurate restoration of all missing.

Thanks, you're :cool: !
 
Ok I tried the: Press and hold Alt then press E+F and the: Press and hold Alt then press E+V and there is no difference in my context menu. Any idea what I might be doing wrong?
 
Hello Dragonfly Girl, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Doing that will only let you see those options from the Menu bar in Windows Explorer. You would need to apply METHOD ONE or METHOD TWO to add them to your contect menu instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 
You're welcome. :)

Not sure why they would not be there in the Edit menu bar item. What was the location in Windows Explorer that you are looking at that does not have them? I'll look to see if I may see the same thing to.
 
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