Softsystemware: Right Click Context Menu

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Right Click Context Menu

The menu when we click the right mouse button (on any file, folder or drive) appears is often known as "Right-Click Context Menu".
Sometimes it becomes so lengthy that consume more time. Or sometime some unnecessary entries are there. So here we will go through a lesson how to edit the menu.

Here we are now going to add two new item "Copy to" and "Move to" in the right click context menu.

Start --> Run --> regedit.
Create the following registry keys ( i just renamed the winzip key which i dont need in the right click menue and changed it to "copy to" and then added the value). If you want to add the extra item, then click on "ComtextMenuHandlers" and go to
Edit --> New --> Key. Now Name the key properly.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To

For the Copy To's set the default value to {C2FBB630-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13} and for the Move To's set the default value to {C2FBB631-2971-11d1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

Now when you right click on a file or folder, above the send to option are two new options: Copy to Folder and Move to Folder.
You can copy or move files or directories to other folders with this.

We can change any item in the menu as we wish. Here are just two samples, nothing else.

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