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How to add "Move to" or "Copy to" to the Windows 10 context menu



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Windows 10 has a hidden function that allows you to right-click on a file and move or copy it to a specific location. With this small register hack you can easily copy and move your files.

However, we must precede this with a standard warning. The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and, if misused, can make your system unstable or even unusable. However, this is a fairly simple hack. As long as you follow the instructions, you shouldn't have any problems.

If you have never worked with Registry Editor before, you may want to read more about it before you begin. And be sure to back up the registry (and your computer) before making the following changes:

RELATED: Back up and restore the Windows registry

If you want to be extra safe, you can also create a system restore point before continuing. That way, if something goes wrong, you can just go back before things went wrong.

Add "Move To" to the context menu

To add "Move To" to the context menu, the first thing to do is open the Registry Editor. To do this, press Windows + R, type "regedit" in the text box, and then press Enter.

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Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or paste it directly into the address bar:

  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers 

Right-click on "ContextMandHand" ContextMenHand "and select New> Key from the pop-up menu.

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Give the new key the name "Move to" and then press Enter.

Now double-click "(Standard)", paste the following string into the "Value data" field, and then press Enter:

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

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You can now safely close Registry Editor. You do not have to restart or log out to use this functionality.

Add "Copy to" to the context menu

Same as before to add "Copy to" to the context menu, open the registry editor. Press Windows + R, type "regedit" in the text box, and then press Enter.

Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or paste it directly into the address bar:

  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers 

Right-click "ContextMenuHlers" Key in the pop-up menu.

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new "Copy to" key and press Enter.

Now double-click "(Standard)", paste the following string into the "Value data" field and then press Enter:

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

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When you are finished, you can safely close Registry Editor. Again, you do not have to restart or log out to use this functionality.

Download our One-Click registry hack

If you prefer not to edit the register yourself, you can download our Add Move to / copy to register hack. Open the ZIP file, double-click "AddMoveTo.reg" or "AddCopyTo.reg" and then click "Yes" to add the information to your registry.

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These REG files add the same registry settings that we discussed above. If you want to see what this (or another) REG file will do before you run it, right-click the file and select "Edit" to open it in Notepad.

You can also easily create your own registry hacks.

Using "Move to" or "Copy to" from the context menu

After adding these tweaks to the Windows registry and right-clicking on a file or folder, the context menu appears as usual, but it will now also include the "Move to" and / or "Copy to" options.

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A nice little dialog appears so that you can choose a destination folder. Then click "Copy" to send that file to the specified folder.

 Select a destination folder and then click the




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