JSI Tip 9142. When you select multiple items to print, or open, in Windows XP Explorer, you are prompted to move and copy each item?

I first discussed the Move To and Copy To context menu items at tip 2154 » How do I add the Copy To and Move To, that are on the Windows 2000 Explorer Toolbar, to each right-click context menu?

It appears that the Copy To and Move To context menu items were NOT designed to work with multiple item selection.

If you wish to use multiple item selection in Windows XP Explorer, remove the Copy To and Move To context menu items.

To remove the Copy To and Move To context menu items:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:

REG DELETE "HKCR\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To" /F
REG DELETE "HKCR\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To" /F

If you wish to perform these deletes on all of the Windows XP Professional computers in your domain, run the following DelCTMT.bat file from any Windows XP Professional, or Windows Server 2003, computer in your domain:

@echo off
setlocal
set qry=dsquery * domainroot -filter "(&(objectCategory=Computer)(objectClass=Computer))" -attr name operatingSystemVersion -Limit 0
set fnd=findstr /L /C:" 5.1 "
for /f "Tokens=1*" %%c in ('%qry%^|%fnd%') do (
 call :quiet %%c>>nul 2>>&1
)
endlocal
goto :EOF
:quiet
REG DELETE "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Copy To" /F
REG DELETE "\\%1\HKLM\Software\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Move To" /F



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