Add Move To folder… to right-click context menu

In Windows XP, there was a useful right-click context menu feature called Move to using which you could right click on any folder or file and then select the target folder to move the selected item or items to the target folder. Unfortunately, this feature is not present in Windows 7. But you can add this feature in Windows 7 as well, using the following steps :

  1. Open Start Menu. Type regedit in the search box and press Enter. This would start Registry Editor. You may be prompted for the permission by UAC (User Account Control) dialog.
  2. In the Registry Editor navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAllFilesystemObjectsshellexContextMenuHandlers
  3. Right-click on the ContextMenuHandlers and select New → Key as shown.

    ContextMenuHandlers key in the Registry Editor

  4. Type in {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} as the new key name so that you have a new key as shown in picture.

    Create a new subkey named {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

You would immediately see the changes in the right-click context menu. You would find Move To folder… when you right click on a file or folder in Windows folder.

Move to folder... in the context-menu of Windows 7

You can also download the Registry entries file to insert the required entries automatically in the registry. Download add_copy_move_to_folder.zip and extract the contents to a folder. Double-click on add_move_to_folder.reg to enter the entries to your registry.

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