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Old 08-22-2006, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I found a tip online (a registry hack) to add 'copy to' and 'move to' to the right-click context menu of files, so i did it, and it works great!

However, when i goto my music folder now, and click the 'play all' link in the associated tasks list on left hand side it just opens up a 'move to' and 'copy to' window simultaneously .. asking me where i want to copy/move all the files respectively, and when i click cancel/cancel on move/copy windows explorer has an error, closes, and no music or folder window open anymore :S.

Now i know its my bad .. the registry is a dangerous thing but this seemed so minor and useful (which is has been).. but cant belive its caused this issue i use 'play all' ALL the time.

Any help as to how i can resolve this pelase?

Iv tried removing the two keys i added to the registry but that doesnt work ... now when i click it it doesnt come up with move/copy to things anymore just get the error straight away and explorer closes . I know iv probably cocked up the registry reference but any ideas how i can add it again maybe?

Thanks in advance for any input guys.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try a system restore

start > all programs > accessories > system tools > system restore > restore my computer to an earlier time > next > chose a date before where you know that it worked > next >
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Iv been very busy installing things/tweaking/changing stuff and was at least 36 hours ago would rather leave that as a last resort tbh.

Any other ideas?
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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was this what you used

Make 2 new key in at the file extension
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Con
textMenuHandlers
in regedit

start run regedit

head to the key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Con
textMenuHandlers,
make a new key name it copy to

click default, right click, click modify, copy and paste the values
after the hot keys below below


HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Con
textMenuHandlers\Copy To.
put this is the value part

{C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

repeat the steps for a move to folder

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\Con
textMenuHandlers\Move To.
put this is the value part

{C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}

it always worked for me
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Yea thats the one man.. and it does work fine... well the actual regedit itself BUT it broke my 'Play all' link (in music folders) in the process!!
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok after a couple restores and some tests i found out that it in fact wasnt adding those hacks to the registry that did it.. but the 'add notepad++ to context menu' option on the notepadd++ install ;/.

Just so happened i did them at the same time pretty much and really didnt think it was that. After i restored back i just kept testing at each stage to see when the link broke. Missed in first time round tho because i didnt think to test afetr installing notepad++ again but did second time round.

Thanks for all your inputs tho guys.. is much appreicated!!
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