Add Copy To / Move To Options on Windows 7, Vista or XP Right-Click Menu

By default in Windows 7, Vista and XP OS has Cut and Copy option available in the windows explorer right-click menu. To increase your working speed you can customize this menu by adding Copy To / Move To option. To do that you need some registry modifications.

Either you can download these registry tweaks extract the zip file and run them to add Copy To and Move To options easily or you can follow the procedure given below to do it manually by modifying the Windows Registry file.

See also: How to add “Open command prompt here as administrator” in right-click menu on Windows


Press Windows Key + R to open Run Window Type regedit and hit enter


Locate the following key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > AllFilesystemObjects > shellex > ContextMenuHandlers



Right-click on it, choose New > Key as shown in the figure.



Create a new Key named as Copy To and double click the default icon enter the following value
Click OK.



Add Move To option too, just repeat steps 3 and create new Key named as Move To and enter the following value:
Click OK.



Now right-click on any file/folder, you should see the following options


You can browse the place where you want to Copy / Move your Folder / File.


Now use these useful options and leave some comments below.

16 comments… add one
Kim August 17, 2009, 6:30 am

I really like this handy tip

trickYguY August 17, 2009, 11:23 am

Thanks kim

jaini August 17, 2009, 6:54 am

I am trying to do that and putting this value


for adding Copy To option, Its not working, tell me what is wrong.

trickYguY August 17, 2009, 11:22 am

You are missing ‘{}’ put these brackets around the value like this
this will work thanks

LAkshay August 23, 2009, 6:48 am

Hey how to remove this option.. i have forgotten the original key :'(

Please mail me the solution @

Please MAIL me.. thanking you

trickYguY August 24, 2009, 7:01 pm

After getting to the step 3, expand the ContextMenuHandler folder find and remove the keys that has the following values
for copy to : {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
for move to : {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

ninius September 17, 2009, 1:36 pm

Nice windows 7 tip to customize menu

gluttnure September 19, 2009, 2:53 am

Is this usefull?

amainiuh October 1, 2009, 11:53 am


Nono October 22, 2009, 7:26 am

Nice work

brrrd February 18, 2010, 4:51 pm

Thank you. That is the main feature I was missing from my old XP.

cecx August 22, 2010, 1:54 pm

Works great on Windows 7, thanks a lot.

mj November 17, 2010, 1:52 am

Is there a way to also do this under “Organize” in Windows Explorer?

spute_in_oz September 8, 2011, 4:55 am

mate, nice work. you got a donation button so you can get rewarded for your efforts?

Zack Zamzam October 24, 2011, 2:16 am

This is absolutely what I need, coz I hate win 7 when I couldnt find an option to move file through “right click”. Thanx sooo much, now “the move option” is available on my Win 7!

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