Friday, May 13, 2005

Context Menu Options to Move or Copy Files

You can add "Copy To Folder" and "Move To Folder" to the Windows Explorer context menu, so that when you right-click on a file or folder in Explorer you have the option to copy or move it to another folder. Start by launching RegEdit from the Start menu's Run dialog. Navigate to the key:

Right-click on the ContextMenuHandlers entry and from the menu, select New | Key. Name the new key Copy To. Double-click on the (Default) value in the right-hand pane and set its data to {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}. Click on OK, then right-click on the ContextMenuHandlers key and create another new key, naming this one Move To. Set the (Default) value for this one to {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}. Click on OK and close the Registry Editor.

Sharon Klotz

We checked this tip in both Windows 98 and Windows XP, and it works fine. The functions in question reside in the essential Shell32.dll file and are named Microsoft CopyTo Service and Microsoft MoveTo Service. We can only wonder why they're hidden. After making the Registry changes above, when you right-click on a file or folder, the new menu options should appear just above or below Send To.

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