Bug from "copy to/move to" reg file

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ramanuman, May 2, 2002.

  1. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    Has anyone else seen or heard about this ?

    I applied this site's tweak that adds the options "copy to" and "move to" to the files and folders' context menu.
    It works great and I love it.

    But now, whenever I select multiple files to open, a "copy to" and "move to" dialog box will appear for each of those files. And they won't open untill I cancel the boxes.

    It always happens, at least with .doc, .txt, .rar and .zip files, and only when selecting several files and then right-click>open.

    Any solution to this bug ?
  2. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Hi Ramanuman,
    could you let me see the reg tweak. It may just require a switch or it could be a bug like you say in XP.
  3. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    Hi Dirk,
    Thanks for jumping in so quickly.

    I can't show you the tweak as I didn't apply it manually. -It's a reg file that can be downloaded from this very site, at

    I didn't take any precautions before applying it, and therefore don't know what changes it made to my registry exactly.

    Thanks in advance if you can help. But if not, maybe I should try and find a way to contact the author(s)...
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    I've looked at the reg file and it looks fine, so it must be a bug in XP. Sorry I can't help you out.
  5. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    No problem, thanks for trying :)

    (I sure wish I knew how you figured there was no problem with the tweak though...)
  6. Twink

    Twink Guest

    Any Ideas why the copy to/move to dialog pops up when I click on a link in someones icq message (2002a)
  7. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    I still have no idea why it pops up when I try to open multiple files...

    -I also posted this in the "Website problems/feedback" section, and no answer yet.
  8. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    Hi Dirk (or anyone else who could help...).

    Before I do something stupid, how could I go about undoing the changes that reg tweak made ?

    I've opend the reg file with notepad, and it doesn't look very complicated, but I am not sure how to interpret the commands in there ?

    Here's the text inside :

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]

    Thanks in advance.
  9. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Hi Ramanuman,
    its easy, just go into your registry to the above position and delete the KEY that you dont want to see.
    The KEYS are called:-

    Only delete the KEYS that are giving you problems, why delete something that works OK.

    Or if you have a little time, just delete one problem KEY at a time and see if that cures the problem your having.
  10. Ramanuman

    Ramanuman Guest

    Thanks Dirk.

    I'd figured it would be so easy. In fact, I thought I'd try just that.

    But like I said : "before I do something stupid...".

    :eek: :)