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How to Add Copy to and Move to the File Explorer Context Menu

How to Add Copy to and Move to the File Explorer Context Menu

In Windows Vista and later versions of Windows OS you can add Copy to… and Move to… options to the context menu in File Explorer. A hidden functionality in Windows allows you to right click on a file, select Copy To Folder or Move To Folder, and the move to box will pop up and let you choose a location to either copy or move the file or folder to.


1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit into Start Menu search...

How to Add Open with Notepad to Context Menu

How to Add Open with Notepad to Context Menu
If you want to open a file type not registered with Notepad, you can add an "Open with Notepad" option to the Context Menu when right-clicking files.



1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit into Start Menu search box.

2. In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key:

Code:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

How to Reinstall Individual Default Apps in Windows 10

How to Reinstall Individual Default Apps in Windows 10

Microsoft has built-in apps in Windows 10 to handle just about every file you want to open or task wish to complete.  In this tutorial I'll show you how to re-install a particular default app on your Windows 10 computer again, by using PowerShell commands.


1. Open PowerShell as an administrator. The fastest way to do that is to use Cortana's search bar from the taskbar. Type "powershell", right click on the Windows...

How to Add Defragment to the Context Menu

How to Add Defragment to the Context Menu

In Windows Vista and later versions of Windows OS you can add a defragment option to the File Explorer context menu when right-clicking disks.

1. Open Registry Editor by typing regedit into Start Menu search box.



2. Navigate to following registry key:

Code:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell


3. Right...

How to Remove Troubleshoot Compatibility from Windows Context Menu

How to Remove Troubleshoot Compatibility from Windows Context Menu



The Troubleshoot Compatibility context menu command is a mode that allows you to run programs that were written for earlier versions of Windows.



If you find no use for it, here is how to remove it.

1. Open the Registry Editor by typing regedit into Start Menu search box.

How to Add Copy to Clipboard Option to Windows Context Menu

How to Add Copy to Clipboard Option to Windows Context Menu



Sometimes you want to copy a file content to the Windows Clipboard, but if you press Ctrl + C keys it will copy the whole file. Adding a 'Copy to Clipboard' option in context menu will instead copy what’s inside that file.



1. To add a Copy to Clipboard option, navigate to:

Code:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\txtfile\shell

How to Prevent Windows Update from Restarting the PC Automatically

How to Prevent Windows Update from Restarting the PC Automatically
Sometimes Windows automatically downloads updates and then restarts your computer, even if you don't want it to at that moment.  In Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems you can prevent Windows Update from being able to restart a PC.

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R keys to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.

How to Add Registry Editor to the Control Panel

How to Add Registry Editor to the Control Panel

In this post we will see how to add or remove Registry Editor utility in Control Panel.

Open a blank Notepad file and copy/paste the following text into Notepad.

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{77708248-f839-436b-8919-527c410f48b9}]
@="Registry Editor"
"InfoTip"="Starts the Registry Editor"
"System.ControlPanel.Category"="5"

How to Add Take Ownership to File Explorer Context Menu

How to Add Take Ownership to File Explorer Context Menu

Taking ownership of files or folders in Windows is not simple. Why not add a simple context menu command that lets you take ownership of any file or folder?



You can add a quick link to taking ownership of files by copying the following text into a blank notepad file, and saving that file with a .reg extension.

Code:

Windows Registry...

How to Disable all Taskbar Balloon Notifications

How to Disable all Taskbar Balloon Notifications

If you hate seeing all the popup notification balloons that Windows shows.  These range from computer security alerts, to update alerts, and more.  Today we will teach you how to disable these notification balloons in Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R keys to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.

How to Force Disk Cleanup to Delete All Temporary Files

How to Force Disk Cleanup to Delete All Temporary Files

When you use the Disk Cleanup wizard in Windows it only deletes temporary files that are more than seven days old. By altering the LastAccess value in the registry, you can configure the Disk Cleanup utility to delete all the temporary files in the Temp folder regardless of the last accessed date. Here's how:

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R keys to open a Run box. Type in regedit...

How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt Options to File Explorer Context Menu

How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt Options to File Explorer Context Menu

If you use Microsoft’s Encrypted File System (EFS) to encrypt files on your PC, you can add Encrypt and Decrypt options to the context menu when you right-click a file in File Explorer.

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.



2. Navigate...

How to Disable Low Disk Space Warning

How to Disable Low Disk Space Warning



When a hard drive partition is low on free space, you receive a pop-out balloon in the System Tray alerting you that your computer is running low, or is out of, disk space, as the thresholds are approached. By default these thresholds are 200MB, 80MB, and 50MB respectively.

To disable the low disk space warning message follow the steps below:

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R to open...

Disable Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Anonymous Reporting

Disable Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Anonymous Reporting

When you download and run the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, it silently reports back to Microsoft on what it’s done. If you don’t want it to do this, follow below instructions:

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R keys to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.

How to Disable IPv6 Protocol

How to Disable IPv6 Protocol



IPv6 protocol increases the number of IP addresses available and improves IPv4's routing and network auto-configuration abilities.

If you want to disable IPv6 (e.g., for troubleshooting), follow below instructions:


1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.

How to Disable “Do You Want to Run This File” Dialog

How to Disable “Do You Want to Run This File” Dialog



When you download a file from the Internet you will be asked if you really want to run the file when you open it. Well, given that you did open it, it’s probably quite likely that you did, so you can disable this message by copying below text into a blank Notepad file and saving it with a .reg file extension.

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet...

How to Increase the Maximum Allowed HTTP File Transfers

How to Increase the Maximum Allowed HTTP File Transfers

By default, Windows restricts the number of simultaneous HTTP file transfers over the Internet to just two.  By tweaking the registry you can increase this number.

You can change this by copying the following text into a blank Notepad file and then saving that file with a .reg extension.

Code:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet...

How to Change the Universal Apps Default Install Location in Windows 10

How to Change the Universal Apps Default Install Location in Windows 10

While users can still change the installation directory of traditional Win32 apps, there are no such options while installing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps from sources like the Windows 10 Store. By default, Windows Store apps, games, and media content will be installed to the user’s primary Windows partition. Thankfully, this default behavior can be changed.

To change the default install location of Universal Windows...

How To Search For Setting in Group Policy Editor

How To Search For Setting in Group Policy Editor

Group Policy is a collection of settings that define what a system will look like and how it will behave for a defined group of users or for a user. Finding a specific group policy setting is not simple as you need to explore Group Policy folder and sub-folders and then manually check a particular setting from a whole bunch of other settings. Group Policy is only available in Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows OS.

The Local Group...

How to Enable "Controlled Folder Access" in Windows 10

How to Enable "Controlled Folder Access" in Windows 10

Ransomware is a malware infection in which the data on a victim's computer is locked, typically by encryption, and payment is demanded before the ransomed data is decrypted and access returned to the victim.

Ransomware is rampant today, and you need to take additional care to secure your Windows computer, apart from just installing an antivirus software.

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (v1709) introduced Controlled Folder...

How to Show or Hide File Name Extensions in Windows

How to Show or Hide File Name Extensions in Windows

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name of a computer file.

The extension indicates a characteristic of the file contents or its intended use.

By default, Windows Explorer hides file name extensions in Windows Operating System. However, you can make file name  extensions visible.


  1. Press...

What is a Symbolic Link in Windows?

What is a Symbolic Link in Windows?

Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista all support symbolic link (also symlink or soft link) that point to a file or folder on your system. Symbolic links are basically advanced shortcuts. Symbolic links are transparent to users; the links appear as normal files or directories, and can be acted upon by the user or application in exactly the same manner.


For example, If you have a program that needs its files at...

How to Create a Portable Windows USB Flash Drive

How to Create a Portable Windows USB Flash Drive

It is possible to create a portable bootable Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 USB flash drive, containing all your software without requiring Windows To Go.

Windows To Go is a feature in Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education that allows them to boot and run from certain USB mass storage devices such as USB flash drives and external hard disk drives which have been certified...

Disable the Windows 10 Startup Delay

If your machine is screaming fast to boot, uses an SSD, and is otherwise a rocket, you can get even more speed by disabling the startup delay that Windows includes by default to keep from overtaxing your hardware. Don’t worry, it’s a legacy addition, and it’s not necessary with most modern SSD’s. If it causes issues, you can always undo it later.
 
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