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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 feature that lets you right-click on a file and either move or copy it to a specific location of your choice. This little registry hack allows you to easily copy and move your files.

We must order this with a standard warning, however. The Registry Editor is a powerful tool and if used incorrectly it can make your system unstable or even inoperable. However, this is a fairly simple hack. As long as you adhere to the instructions, you should have no problems.

If you have never worked with the Registry Editor before, you may want to read about it a bit before you start. And definitely back up the registry (and your computer) before making the following changes.

RELATED: How to Back Up and Restore Windows Registry

If you want to be extra secure, you can also create a system restore point before proceeding. That way, if something goes wrong, you can just roll back to before things went high.

Add "Move To" to the context menu

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

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Navigate to the following button in the left sidebar or you can paste it directly into the address bar:

  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers 

When you are right there on "ContextMenuHandlers" and then select New> Key from the popup menu.

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Name the new "Move To" key, and then press Enter.

Now double-click "(Default)" 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 the registry editor. You do not need to restart or log out to start using this feature.

Add "Copy to" to the context menu

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

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

  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT  AllFilesystemObjects  shellex  ContextMenuHandlers 

When you are right click New > Key from the popup menu.

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Name new key "Copy to" and press Enter.

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

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

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When you're done, you can safely close the Registry Editor. Again, you do not need to restart or log out to start using this functionality.

Download our one-click registration hack

If you would rather not edit the registry, you can download our Add Move To / Copy To Registry Hack. Just open the ZIP file, double-click either "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 covered above. If you want to see what this (or any other) REG file will do before you run it, right-click on the file and then 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 you add these tweaks to the Windows registry and right-click on a file or folder, the context menu appears as usual, but it will now also contain the options "Move to" and / or "Copy to".

A nice little dialog box pops up so you can select a destination folder. When you do, just click "Copy" to send that file to the folder you specified.

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