Mar 142008

We humans keep copying files onto various locations on the hard disk. While Copying is just a right-click copy & paste operation. It can be made even simpler to just a click. We may add a “Copy To” option to the right-click context menu. We can simply add a registry key for the context menu to display the “Copy To” option.

WARNING:You are editing the registry at your own risk. I will
not be responsible for any malfunction or data loss that this 
may cause to your system

To do this,

1. Click Start – Run, type “REGEDIT” and press ENTER.

2. Once the Windows Registry Editor opens, navigate to





3. Create new subkey [right-click ContextMenuHandlers key, select New and then Key] and rename it as “Copy To”

4. Click the “Copy To” key to select and in the rightpane, right-click the “default” registry value and select “Modify”.

5. Enter the “Value Data” as


6. Click OK and close the Registry editor.

Now, right click on a file or a folder, you may see a “Copy To” option available from where you can select the location to copy the file.

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  3 Responses to “Add “Copy To” option to Right-click context menu”

  1. Does anyone know how to change the right click menu in Word 2003? I want to change the Paste command to paste in unformatted text only when a user right clicks and hits paste. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

  2. Thank you!That was really helping.
    Can you add a ‘Save as’ option? Is that possible?

  3. Hi
    Does anyone know how to add the ” Arrange icon by ” in the right click in the Windows XP service pack 3 version.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    Alok Mandal

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