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Is It Possible?

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#1 Darren De Wilde

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 10:19 PM

Hi there,

I tend to move alot of my files about in XP home and so have set up "send to" shortcuts for simple mobility across folders. One thing I wondered was, since by default windows sends a copy of the file when sending from the right context menu and leaves the original in place, would it be possible to have windows copy the file to the preferred location then delete the original at the same time all in one event..ie file moved to destination via right click "send to" then deleted simultaneously??????..

or more simply..."send to" command that "moves" a file rather than "copy" it.

Is there a script for that or some other way of creating automation like that above in question. I hope it has come across clear and not ambiguous and I apologise if it has.

Thanks for your advice and experience


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:52 AM

There is a "move" tweak for the Send To menu - but I haven't used it in ages! I'd suggest trying the freeware "Send To Power Toys" (the author is very responsive) - or use google to locate the tweak.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:18 AM

The second post here, explains how to add a Copy To, and Move To key, to the registry:
How To Edit The Windows Registry, step by step guide to making regedits

Don't forget to backup the registry, BEFORE making any changes.
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