How to Put “Copy to” and “Move to” Back on Your Windows 10 Right-click Menu
We have not published this tip since June 2019. And since then, there have been three new versions of Windows 10 released. And for those of you who love the convenience of having “Copy to” and “Move to” on your right-click menu, then you know every time you update to a new version of Windows 10 “Copy to” and “Move to” to disappear from your right-click menu. Not good!
Having Copy to and Move to on the Windows right-click menu makes it a snap to copy and/or move files from one location to another on your computer or any attached drives. While “Copy to” and “Move to” were included on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, it has mysteriously disappeared from Windows 10.
But no worries. You can add “Copy to” and “Move to” to your right-click menu on Windows 10 whenever you need to; it takes less than a minute.
Put Copy to / Move To back on your Windows 10 right-click menu
Click this link and save it to your computer. Unzip the file and either right-click on one of the two files inside the zip then choose “Merge”- or double-click on one of the two files in the zip. You’ll get a warning that you’re about to enter information into the registry. Allow the registry info to be entered and you’ll have “Move to” or “Copy to” items on your right-click menu (depending on which of the files you clicked). After you’re done with the first file, do the same with the second file. After you’ve finished, you’ll have “Copy to” and “Move to” on your Windows 10 right-click menu whenever you right-click on a file or folder. We think it’s the easiest way to copy and/or move files from one location to another.
Another tip! If you want you can copy or move multiple files by holding down the CTRL key while you select each file you want to move, when all files you want to move or copy to another location are highlighted, right-click one of the selected files and choose “Copy to” or “Move to” from the right-click menu.
Every time I update my version of Windows 10, it doesn’t take me long to realize that Copy to and Move to have been removed from my right-click menu. And it doesn’t take me long to put it back on either!
And now you’ve been reminded. So now, when you update to a new version of Windows 10, you know how to put Copy to and Move to back on your right-click menu quickly.
Oh, and one more thing… If you want another way to copy and/or move files this time using Windows 10 File Explorer, see this Cloudeight article.