Move files to a custom sub-folder using context menu.

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Move files to a custom sub-folder using context menu.


    Hi,
    I have many Folders related to work and personal stuff. Example:
    • Utilities
    • Accounts
    • Subscriptions
    • Bills

    etc.

    Each of these folders has a sub-folder named "Archive" where I move files when I am done with them.

    I was wondering, is there is a way to have a context menu entry, say "Move to Archive" or "Archive It", such that I can select one or more file, right-click & select the entry, and the selected files are moved to the sub-folder named Archive in whatever Folder I am working in.

    So if I am working in Bills, the files will get moved to the Archive sub-folder under Bills, and so on.

    I am open to a registry hack or a third-party app, whatever achieves this result.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, here's an Autohotkey script you can add to your context menu. Autohotkey is a free scripting language with great help and forum.

    It requires the Archive folder to exist.
    Rt click a file in a folder - it moves that file to the Archive folder in the current folder.

    If you have Autohotkey installed, you can modify it and compile it (rt click, compile).

    I have provided - without warranty! - the source (ahk - text file) and the exe.

    Here's a simple free tool to help you add items to your context menu:
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       2 Weeks Ago #3

    Hello Rey, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you like, you might see if adding the "Copy To folder" and "Move to folder" context menu below may work for you for this. It will allow you to copy or move selected files to a selected folder via context menu.

    Add 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Here's a simple free tool to help you add items to your context menu:
    Thanks. You were a great help.

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Rey, and welcome to Ten Forums.
    If you like, you might see if adding the "Copy To folder" and "Move to folder" context menu below may work for you for this. It will allow you to copy or move selected files to a selected folder via context menu.
    This was the post I came across in my Google search that inspired me to register and ask in these forums. Glad I did. I got one more zinger of a query coming up.
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #5

    I use that Copy to and Move to frequently, quite handy when having 3 USB drives and 2 NAS drives to work with.
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    Yeah, I can see its use if you have a lot of drives to work with. In my case, I just wanted to send the files to the Archive sub-folder easily. With a Archive It context menu, its a once and done kinda config, whereas Move-To would have required me to select the folder every time.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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       1 Week Ago #7

    Rey,

    You might see if adding a shortcut of the "Archive" location to your "SendTo" folder (shell:sendto) may work for you. This way you could use the Send To context menu to send items to Archive.

    Send to Context Menu - Restore Default Items in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    Hi, doesn't that copy, rather than move?
    Yeah, I can see its use if you have a lot of drives to work with. In my case, I just wanted to send the files to the Archive sub-folder easily. With a Archive It context menu, its a once and done kinda config, whereas Move-To would have required me to select the folder every time.
    - which is exactly what my script does (I tried it from a context menu).

    You could even add frills like testing if the Archive folder exists and creating it if not... testing for overwriting an existing file or not and asking for approval to do so..

    I didn't check to see what happens if you select multiple items- it's written for just one, so on that count other solutions could be better.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18282
       1 Week Ago #9

    Yeah, Send To only sends a copy.
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  10.    1 Week Ago #10

    Brink said: View Post
    You might see if adding a shortcut of the "Archive" location to your "SendTo" folder (shell:sendto) may work for you. This way you could use the Send To context menu to send items to Archive.
    Hmm...this can work too! In fact, this might be the easiest way!

    BRB...testing something...
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