Monday, November 21, 2011

Some Awesome Windows Tips & Tricks

Copying and pasting is a pain in the ass.  Open two Windows Explorer instances, navigate to each folder, grab a bunch of files and drag and drop them across into the other window.  That sucks, but it sucks even more if all you're doing is moving one single small file.  Yeah, you could just press cut, then paste...but that's still a bunch of unnecessary mouse clicks.

How about simply highlighting the file or files you want to move, right clicking on them and selecting either "Copy To" or "Move To", then just using the menu system to find the folder, click ok and be all done?  It's about a tenth of the time and I don't know how I lived without it:

First, press start, go to Run, type "Regedit".  Back up your registry by going to "File > Export".  Save it somewhere in case something goes wrong (it shouldn't, these are pretty simple) and then click these two files to add them to your menu:

Copy To
Move To

Like I said, this make moving files around so much easier, I don't know how I lived before having these options.  Now that you've added them, simply go to a directory like "My Documents" or something and right click a file.  You'll notice the two extra options there for you.  You love me, it's ok.

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