How to Fix “Copy Items” & “Move Items” Dialog Box Cut-Off Problem in Windows?

Today we are sharing solution of a very common and annoying problem in Windows. Many times when you select "Copy to folder" or "Move to folder" command from Edit menu or by right-click on a file/folder, the "Copy Items" or "Move Items" dialog box is not displayed properly on the screen. It opens partially off the screen and you need to drag the dialog box up to show it properly.


As you can see in above screenshot, the dialog box is not showing properly.

Actually it happens when you resize the dialog box and its registry setting gets corrupted. The problem can be fixed easily using a simple registry trick as mentioned below:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start Menu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:


3. In right-side pane, you'll see following 2 DWORD values:

Browse For Folder Height
Browse For Folder Width


4. Delete both DWORD values and exit Registry Editor.

5. That's it. Now "Copy Items" and "Move Items" dialog box will be shown properly on screen in their default size.


PS: If you want a ready-made registry script to fix the problem automatically, download following ZIP file, extract it and run the .REG file. It'll ask for confirmation, accept it:

Download Link

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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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  • Both my "move to folder" and "copy to folder" commands have somehow been disabled. They are there in the context menu but when I click on either of them, the context menu closes and nothing happens.

    I checked the string values in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ AllFilesystemObjects \ shellex \ ContextMenuHandlers \ and they are correct.



    I can't figure out why the commands have just stopped working.

    Anyone know how to fix this?


  • VG

    ^^ I'll advise you to first remove the keys and then re-create them.

  • Thanks! I have spent a lot of time trying to find a solution to this problem. Your fix took less than a minute and the problem is gone.

  • This worked perfectly. Thank you. I'd like to have the "Copy Items" and "Move Items" dialog boxes open in a larger size than the default. Once I re-sized them, they open off screen again. Any suggestions for how to address this? Thanks.

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