I'm using Windows 8.

I want to move a file/folders to another folder that I already have in the send To folder but when I right click and send it, it copies it. I was wondering if I could change it to moving it, or copy it then delete all in one step. I am lazy and do not want to send a file then having to delete it myself, that's why I am asking.

  • You say that you are using Win-8, and you used Win-XP tag for your question. So which one? – Art Gertner Sep 12 '14 at 10:37

Copying is defined behavior for Send To... command, I don't think you can change that. Best solution for your case would be to add Move To... command to the context menu. To do that you will need to modify registry entry:


Right Click on it > New Key > Name > Move To > Enter following value:


Result should look similar to this

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Also see:

  • I really don't want to edit the regedit if I can. Thanks anyway – kyle5953c Sep 12 '14 at 10:47
  • I don't think you can do what you want without changing the registry. If you don't want to do it manually, I have provided a link to automated solution. – Art Gertner Sep 12 '14 at 10:51

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