Extend context menu with Move To and Copy To options

26 January 2001 by Snakefoot | Comment » | Trackback Off
In Windows Explorer one can select a file and then go to the Edit-menu and select Copy To Folder... or Move To Folder.... This allows one to copy/move the file without needing to open another Windows Explorer or leave the current directory.

One can add the Copy To Folder... and Move To Folder... to the toolbar of Windows Explorer by right-clicking a blank space and selecting customize. One can also add them to the context menu, when right-clicking a file or folder.
Copy To Folder
Extend context menu with "Copy To Folder...":

REGEDIT4

;All Files
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All Drives
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All Files and Folders
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All editable Files and Folders
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemEditObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]
@="{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

Move To Folder
Extend context menu with "Move To Folder...":

REGEDIT4

;All Files
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All Drives
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All Files and Folders
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

;All editable Files and Folders
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemEditObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]
@="{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}"

Note when adding these registry keys, then one might get the Copy To Folder... and Move To Folder... some weird places (Like when right-clicking Outlook Attachments) where these options will not work. More Info The Old New Thing

Note when adding these registry keys, then it might mess up the ability to select multiple files and select Open or Print, where it instead will request either Copy To Folder... or Move To Folder... for each file selected. To fix this issue run the following command in Windows 2000/XP:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

Related Send To X (Extends the SentTo-folder with "Send to any folder")

Credits mdgx.com

Updated: 2 December 2009

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