How to Add Copy To and Move To Options to the Right-Click Menu in Windows 10?

The Copy To and Move To buttons are actually meant to use in the toolbar/ribbon, but with a small registry edit you can use them from the context menu.

Add Copy To and Move To in the Right-Click Menu

Start Regedit.exe and navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Create the following subkeys under the above registry key:

{C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

add copy to and move to in context menu

{C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} is Microsoft MoveTo Service.

{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} is Microsoft CopyTo Service.



Select a file or folder (or multiple items) in your Desktop or folder window. You should see the “Copy To Folder” and “Move To Folder” options in the right-click menu.

add copy to and move to in context menu

Automate the setting using REG file

Download add_copyto_moveto_context_menu.zip, unzip and run the enclosed REG file.


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