If you're working In a busy environment, whereby you're copying and/or moving files and folders quite regularly on a daily basis, by default, Windows 10 has the Move to folder and Copy to folder In the Home tab In the File Explorer ribbon. This however, Is not very convenient when performing heavy operations from one directory to another. As such, I will demonstrate how to add the Copy and Move to folder to the right-click context menu.
Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Navigate to File Explorer, hit the Home tab, and you will see the Move to and Copy to folders as shown below. Depending on what you wish to do, you can then use these to move or copy files and folders to another directory.
It's all well and good whilst you're actually In File Explorer, but what about If you're on your computers desktop and moving/copying files and folders to other directories? Evidently, the option Is not there!
As a result, I will demonstrate how to add the Copy To folder and Move To folder to the right-click of the mouse, hence you can use It on the desktop and just about any other location. To do this, I will use a neat little Registry file, that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry and apply the options to the right-click thereafter.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice, and then double-click the Add Copy & Move To.reg file. It will prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned, confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've now right-clicked on my folder named Windows 10 Tips, and as you can see, the Copy To folder and Move To folder has been applied. Let's make sure It's functional. I've chosen to test Move To folder, by simply clicking It. This will move my Windows 10 Tips folder to a directory of my choice.
Step Four:A window has opened asking where I'd like to move my folder. I've selected the Downloads directory, and hit Move.
Step Five:As you can see, my Windows 10 Tips folder has been successfully moved to the Downloads directory. Of course, the very same procedure can be applied when using the Copy To folder option.
Last Step:In the event you've changed your mind and wish to delete the Move To folder and Copy To folder options from the right-click context menu, simply double-click the Remove Copy & Move To.reg file and hit Yes.
Final Thoughts:If you're anything like myself, whereby you're copying and moving files from one directory to another quite often, you'll find that this tweak will serve you very well Indeed. It's certainly a lot quicker than copying/cutting & pasting, so be sure to keep It Intact on the right-click menu.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost:
Direct Link 4shared: