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Copy To... Move To... Using The "right Click Menu"


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#1 nosnhoj#3

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:00 AM

Hello,

I was lurking in this forum, and didn't see this anywhere as far as I could tell. It is not really a secret, but maybe it is more like one of those lesser known additions to the Context Menu menu a.k.a the Right-Click menu that in my opinion deserves to be there by default.

I am talking about the Copy To... and Move To... commands. They can be found in the File and Folder Tasks pane normally found at the left side of an instance of Windows Explorer, or optionally placed in the toolbar at the top of the window of Windows Explorer.

Personally, I find it to be much more usefull to have these options available via Right-Click, and here is how it is done:

1. Open Notepad. Click Start --> Run --> type notepad --> press Enter or click OK

2. Copy and Paste the following code into the open instance of Notepad.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

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

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


3. Click File --> Save As... --> change Save as type: to All Files --> name the file copytomoveto.reg --> Save the file to your Desktop.

4. If still open, close the file. Now find the copytomoveto.reg file you saved to your Desktop, and Double-Click it.

5. A box labled Registry Editor will appear and ask if you want to add the information to the registry. If you do, Click Yes.


To Remove Copy To... Move To... from the Right-Click menu

If you decide you don't like the addition, follow the steps from above, but make a new .reg file named copytomovetoundo.reg, with the following Copied and Pasted into Notepad:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

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

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



Thats it, file management, via Right-Click, but remember, this makes changes to the registry, so I recommend creating a system restore point before proceeding. Better safe than sorry.


nos :thumbsup:

Mod Edit: A word of caution:
When dealing with the registry, ALWAYS create a backup first!
One false move in editing of the registry could render one's system inoperable!

Edited by Scarlett, 03 August 2006 - 12:44 PM.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 06:25 AM

Wow thanks, now that is useful :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:17 AM

U can also use sendto to copy files ,just create a shortcut of all drives or single folder where u want to copy the files and now plave the created shortcut folder or drive in C:\WINDOWS\SendTo..

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 12:55 AM

Amazing! Is there any way to add locations to the Move To... menu?
Such as the Send To menu has, I want to be able to put presets in the Copy To and Move To Menus.

If it's not possible, thanks anyway for this great tweak. Why does Microsoft disable this by defaut??

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:23 AM

There are several programs to do this without resorting to manually hacking your registry.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 12:41 PM

Amazing! Is there any way to add locations to the Move To... menu?
Such as the Send To menu has, I want to be able to put presets in the Copy To and Move To Menus.

If it's not possible, thanks anyway for this great tweak. Why does Microsoft disable this by defaut??


For Copy To, you can fix the target location by editing the SendTo target folders.




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