Add Copy To / Move to the Windows Explorer Right Click Menu Despite concerted efforts to be the most flexible operating system possible, Microsoft Windows 10 still has a few quirks that some of us, particularly power users, would like to change. Annoyingly, correcting many of these quirks by adding new and improved features often requires an edit of the Windows Registry file and more than a little esoteric knowledge.
A hidden functionality in Windows allows you to right click on a file, select Copy To Folder or Move To Folder, and the move to box will pop up and let you choose a location to either copy or move the file or folder to.
Now you will double-click on the (Default) value and enter the following:
Click OK and continue.
If you want to enable Move To, you will repeat the same steps, except creating a new key named Move To, and using this value:
Now when you right click on a file or folder, you should see the following options:
Let’s click Copy To Folder just to see what happens….
By adding these functions directly to the File Explorer context menu, you can avoid the multiple mouse-clicks and keyboard shortcuts most of us use to move or copy files from one folder to another folder. All it takes is a few simple edits of the Windows 10 Registry file.
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