If you are a Windows 10 user, surely you are familiar with the context menu. The contextual menu is the menu that is shown when we click with the right button of the mouse on a blank space, on a file or folder in Windows 10. Here the user has access to various functions such as copy or paste, however you can add others such as: Copy to or Move to.
Related: How to add folders and programs to the -Send to- menu in Windows 10.
The “Copy to folder” or “Move to folder” functions allow you to copy or move an item in Windows 10 without having to navigate to the folder where you want to do it. Usually we copy or cut a file or folder, we go to the destination location and finally we paste it into that folder.
However, in the event that we do not want to go to the destination location, there is the possibility of performing the entire operation from the location where the file, folder or item that we want to copy or move is located. Unfortunately, these functions are hidden and you can only enjoy them if you previously activate them and include them in the context menu of Windows 10.
That said, below we show you step by step how to activate and add the functions ‘copy to folder’ and ‘move to folder’ in the context menu of Windows 10 when clicking with the right mouse button:
How to activate and add the function “Copy to folder” in the context menu of Windows 10.
one. Open the Windows 10 Registry Editor
2. Once here go to the following path / key:
3. In the left part of the window (in the keys menu) you will have to right click on the key: ContextMenuHandlers
Four. Select the option: New> Password
5. Now you will have to offer a name to this new key that you are creating, in our case: Copy to
6. After pressing Enter and creating the key, you must double left click on the named key (Predetermined) displayed in the right part of the window. This will open a configuration window.
7. In the Value information field you will have to enter the following text:
8. Click on the button To accept so that the changes made are saved.
9. Finally, restart your computer and from that moment on, when you right-click with the mouse, the context menu will be displayed and in it the option “Copy to folder” will be available for use.
How to activate and add the function “Move to folder” in the context menu of Windows 10.
The procedure is very similar to that shown above, with a difference from the name that we will have to give to the key.
one. Open the Windows Registry Editor and go to the following path: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT AllFilesystemObjects shellex ContextMenuHandlers
2. Right click on the key ContextMenuHandlers and select: New> Password
3. Name the key created as: Move to
Four. In the key (Predetermined) that is shown in the right part of the Registry Editor window you will have to double click when a window is displayed in the Value data field you will have to enter the following:
5. Finally click on the button To accept to confirm the new settings.
6. Now the function “Move to folder”Is available from the context menu when clicking on a file or folder.
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