Current Mac OS X Version : Move Items X 1.6.1 (2.7 MB)




Move Items X is a set of Mac OS X-compatible contextual menu plug-ins which allow users to copy items, move items and make aliases. Users can copy files and folders from the desktop (or any folders) to a specific destination by using the contextual menu features. Destinations folders will be shown on the hierarchical menus, i.e. entire hard disks will be listed on the menus, and users can browse to any levels of the hard disks. Users can customized the advanced options of Move Items X through an interface software called Move Items Enabler. The current plug-ins are universal binary (PowerPC / Intel).




  • Move, make copy or make alias of selected items to any destination in file system.
  • Move selected items to a new create folder, or grouping files together.
  • Names of grouping folders are customizable, and can be appended with date and time.
  • Destinations are listed on hierarchical menus with unlimited depth.
  • Can display the parent folder of selected items.
  • Can memorize recently used folders.
  • Customizable, i.e. users can add frequently used folders into the menus.
  • Support unicode characters.
  • Support both Apple's Aqua and Apple's Metal interfaces.
  • Have more than 30 useful preferences.

Note : To create unix-styled aliases, known as symbolic links or symlink, please try Make Symlink.


Launch Items X and Move Items X

Launch Items X, a set of contextual menu items and menu extra, allows users to access entire file system on hierarchical menus. With the editor of Launch Items X, Move Items X users can add any customized folder to the end of Move Items X 's root menus (see above picture). It will help users to move selected items to a frequently used folder.


Move selected files to a newly created folder

Move Items X allows users to create a new folder, and then move selected files into that folder. Users can access this command from the "To New Folder" menu. The benefits of this feature are:

  • Help users to clean up their desktop
  • Help users to group files together
  • Help users to organize files and folders



Move Items X has 4 ways to create new folders for this function:

  • Use "Create Default Location" command : Folder is created automatically.
  • Use "Create With Clipboard" command : Name of new folder is the text in the clipboard.
  • Use "Create New Folder" command : There is a dialog which asks users to enter the folder name.
  • Use "Option" key + click on any menu hierarchy : This function will create a new folder inside the folder pointed to by the clicked menu.

The name of default location is set from the preferences window, depicted below. There are three name formats.

  • Name only : e.g. "My Pictures"
  • Name plus current date : e.g. "My Pictures April 26, 2005"
  • Current date only : e.g. "Tuesday, April 26, 2005"



Display the package contents

This is useful for a developer or anyone who want to edit the package contents. Supported packages are app, nib, rtdf, and pkg packages. On the other hand, users who do not want to see the package contents, i.e. want to see it as a file, can turn off this option from the Common Preferences window.


Display recently used folders

Move Items X features an ability to display recently used folders. The list of these folders will appear on the root menu for easy access. Users can customize the amount of recent folders from the Common Preferences window.


Changing menu icons

Move Items X allows users to customize the appearance of the menu by changing the icons of the menu items. This feature is accessed through the Icon Manager window of the Move Items Enabler.



The menu icon can be an icon of any file or folder as well as the content of a regular .icns document.


Ability to show three modules on a single root menu

Normally, the Move Items X shows three modules, i.e. Make Alias In, Make Copy In and Move Item To, on separate menus. The current version of Move Items X features an ability to show three modules on a single root menu. See picture below.



Users can activate the single root menu mode from the Hierarchy Manager window of the Interface menu of the Move Items Enabler.


Grouping feature

If the single root menu is enabled, users will acquire the Grouping feature. This feature resembles the To New Folder functions of the Move Item To module. It allows users to put (i.e. group) selected files or folder into a newly created folder.



If users use the Group To Default Location function, newly created folder will be on the same parent folder as the selected files. However, if users use the Group To Customized Folder, the engine will bring up a navigating dialog for a target folder.



  • Mac OS X 10.2 - 10.4.11
  • The current version may not work properly on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).


Language support

If you want to translate Move Items X for Mac OS X, please contact me at:



Move Items X is a shareware.

  • Single user license US$ 15.00
  • Site license US$ 120.00


If you plan to purchase Move Items X plus Launch Items X :

  • Launch Items X + Move Items X for US$ 22.00


if you are a current registered user of Launch Items X, do the following steps :

1. Go to order page to purchase Move Items X of only US$ 8.00

2. E-mail me your registration key of Launch Items X.




Purchase online at:
The registration code will be sent via e-mail.




Move Items X 1.6.1 (2.7 MB)


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Updated: September 19, 2009