Dec 16, 2008

Add Copy To & Move To in Windows Vista & XP

I don't remember in which OS the feature of copy to and move to was present, I think it was Windows 2000 but I am not sure. But we didn't see this feature in the latest windows editions like Windows XP and Windows Vista. This feature was a boon to copy or move files. I used to open 2-3 windows to do this copy/pasting task. But with this feature integrated in the right click menu it was easy to carry out those operations from a single location.

This function can be easily used in Windows XP as well as Windows Vista and is just a registry trick away. So you want to get these features then read on.

--- Go to the registry editor bu typing regedit in the run menu or the start menu search box and hit enter.

--- Find the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

--- Then right click on it to create a new key as shown here

--- Name it as Copy To.

--- In the right pane double click on the default value and enter this number {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

--- Click OK.

Now to get the move to option

--- Follow the same procedure of creating a key then name the key as Move To.

--- Double click the default value in the right pane and enter this value

--- Again click OK and exit the registry.

--- Now when you right click on any file or folder you will get this option.

--- Click on those option to copy or move the selected file to a different location.

You have your own custom context menu.

If you have any trouble just ask.

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