How to Add Copy to / Move to To The Right-Click Context Menu

Here is an extremely useful registry hack for windows XP and Vista, which adds "Copy to folder" and "Move to folder" to the right-click context menu of every file and folder. When you select, say, "Copy to folder," you’ll get an Explorer-style menu where you can navigate and choose the destination folder where the contents should be copied or moved.

First of all, Navigate to:


Create a new key here called "Copy To". Change the "(default)" value to

Then, in the same key (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers),

Create a new key called "Move To".

Change its "(default)" value to {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} and the change will be effective immediately and you can see the options in the context menu of any folder or file.

      copy to folder in right click context menu     copy to folder registry edit

After you do the above registry edits, you can see a window like above which will pop up after you click copy to folder in your right click context menu. So, now you can easily copy anything to a specific folder directly without opening every file and folder.


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