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Add Copy to and Move to with Right Click in Windows

Hey, I am back with a really cool and helpful trick for the Windows users once again. This trick allows you to add copy to and move to with right click in windows. Didn’t get what am I saying? Let me make it simple for you. These are the option which you can see, when you right click on a icon in your windows OS. What these copy to and move to do:

What will adding Copy to do?

Adding a copy to option will allow you to copy any file directly to any other directory without going to that directory separately, but by just browsing it through this copy to option.

How to add Copy to option with right click?

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Add CopyTo/MoveTo functions with right click

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to add a copy to option, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Registry Editor. You may go to registry editor directly using Run Menu. Press Windows+R key. Type regedit and hit Ok>>Yes.
  2. Now select the option: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers.
  3. Right click on Context Menu Handlers and select New>Key.
  4. Rename the new key as Copy to.
  5. Now double click the default tab and enter the following value:

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

  6. Press Ok button and check if your function has worked correctly.
  7. Hurrey! You can see there a Copy to option along with right click.

What will adding Move to do?

Adding a move to option will allow you to move any file from one directory to another without visiting that directory. You just need to browse the address of the directory.

How to add Move to option with right click?

For doing so, you have to follow the process, which is much similar to the above process. Some changes which are required, are as below:

  1. Go to Registry Editor. You may go to registry editor directly using Run Menu. Press Windows+R key. Type regedit and hit Ok>>Yes.
  2. Now select the option: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers.
  3. Right click on Context Menu Handlers and select New>Key.
  4. Rename the new key as Move to.
  5. Now double click the default tab and enter the following value:

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

  6. Press Ok button and check if your function has worked correctly.
  7. Hurrey! You can see there a Move to option along with right click.

Conclusion

This is a simple registry trick, which allows you to add copy to and move to with right click in windows. You can perform similar tricks using registry editor, if you are having the required key values. I hope, you will enjoy this article. Thanks for reading. Your feedback is most welcomed. You can comment below as well as consider it to share too :-)

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Ganesh Narayan Gupta is owner of Tech Blog Cloud. He loves to read, share and explore the latest technology.

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  1. This is really a nice step by step tutorial. This feature surely help many peoples like me. Thanks Ganesh for sharing such a nice easy & effective post.
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  2. This is a great tutorial as one can easily move files without having to copy/cut and navigate to the directory to,paste, you can simply move a file without having to visit the destination directory.

    This is something new to me….glad i readthis post.

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