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By suscriptions ·
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How to order the “Move to” or “Copy to” folders list automatically in Windows 10’s ribbon
I would like to see the Move to/Copy to list ordered alphabetically every time I access the ribbon menu. Is it possible ?
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Try this site

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to “Move to” or “Copy to”

I found this based on your thread title in seconds" https://www.howtogeek.com/509071/how-to-add-move-to-or-copy-to-to-windows-10s-context-menu/

When all else fails, Google is you friend........

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Could be what they need.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Try this site

I read they wanted to alter the RIBBON and came up empty.

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Not quite what I need

by suscriptions In reply to Try this site

Thank you for taking an interest in replying. I know al that is mentioned in the article. I was referring to the options you can see in the RIBBON.
When you highlight a file and click "Move to", you see a drop-down list with the most recent folders you use. I want that list to alwasy be alphabetically ordered.

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I have yet to see any such customization of Windows 10 File Explorer.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to “Move to” or “Copy to”
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Not what I was looking for

by suscriptions In reply to I have yet to see any suc ...

Thank you for taking an interest in replying. I know al that is mentioned in the article. I was referring to the options you can see in the RIBBON.
When you highlight a file and click "Move to", you see a drop-down list with the most recent folders you use. I want that list to alwasy be alphabetically ordered.

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Windows is CLOSED SOURCE.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Not what I was looking fo ...

So while you were not looking for the answer given (it's no), I didn't want to leave you without options.

The article I noted is about the RIBBON. Tom offered a fix for the drop-down which is a great find and a step towards getting another area in the order you wanted.

But alas, Windows File Explore is not always configurable and with Microsoft putting it's engineers and staff on the Windows 11 train I do not expect any change here.

As such, your best option is to replace Windows File Explorer.

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Regedit Method

by jakepaul4543 In reply to “Move to” or “Copy to”

“Move to"
To add “Move to” to the context menu, the first thing you have to do is open the Registry Editor. To do so,
- Press Windows+R, type “regedit” in the text box, and then press Enter.
- Type "regedit" in the text box.T
- Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or you can paste it directly
into the address bar:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
- Once you’re there, right-click “ContextMenuHandlers,” and then select
New > Key from the pop-up menu.
- Right-click "ContextMenuHandlers," click "New," and then click "Key."
- Name the new key “Move to,” and then press Enter.
- Now, double-click “(Default),” paste the following string into the “Value
Data” field, and then press Enter:-
{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
- You can now safely close the Registry Editor. You don’t have to restart or
sign out to start using this functionality.

“Copy to”
The same as before, to add “Copy to” to the context menu, you first open the Registry Editor.
- Press Windows+R, type “regedit” in the text box, and then press Enter.
"Regedit" in the text box of the "Run" window.
- Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar or paste it directly into the
address bar:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
- Once you’re here, right-click “ContextMenuHandlers” and select New >
Key from the pop-up menu.
- Right-click "ContextMenuHandlers," click "New," and then click "Key."
- Name the new key “Copy to” and press Enter.
- Now, double-click “(Default),” paste the following string into the “Value
data” field, and then press Enter:
{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
- When you’re finished, you can safely close Registry Editor. Again, you don’t
have to restart or sign out to start using this functionality.

After you add these tweaks to the Windows registry and you right-click a file or folder, the context menu appears as usual, but it will now also contain the “Move to” and/or “Copy to” options.

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The question remains -> How to change the RIBBON.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Regedit Method

So far the RIBBON doesn't look to be customizable.

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