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How to Add or Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu in Windows 10

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The Send to context menu makes it easy for you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

You can also right click or press and hold on a file or folder, press and hold the Shift key, click/tap on Send to, and click/tap on a drive or folder in the menu to move the file or folder to that location instead of copying it.

Sometimes drives may cause a delay when trying to open the Send to context menu while you are waiting on them to connect or spin back up if turned off after being idle.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove drives in the Send to context menu for only you or all users in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Temporarily Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu with Shift Key
  • Option Two: To Add or Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu for Current User using a REG file
  • Option Three: To Add or Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu for All Users using a REG file


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Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10
To Temporarily Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu with Shift Key

1. Select the file(s) you want to open the Send to context menu for.

2. Press the Shift+F10 keys, and click/tap on Send to.

OR

3. Press and hold the Shift key, right click or press and hold on the file(s), release the Shift key, and click/tap on Send to.

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Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu for Current User using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDrivesInSendToMenu DWORD

(delete) = Add drives
1 = Remove drives


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Drives to Send to Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_drives_to_SendTo_context_menu_for_current_user.reg

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 3. To Remove Drives from Send to Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_drives_from_SendTo_context_menu_for_current_user.reg

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4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart explorer or sign out and sign in to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Send to Context Menu - Add or Remove Drives in Windows 10
To Add or Remove Drives in Send to Context Menu for All Users using a REG file

Note   Note
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

Removing drives using this option will override Option One and Option Two above.


The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoDrivesInSendToMenu DWORD

(delete) = Add drives
1 = Remove drives


1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Add Drives to Send to Context Menu

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Add_drives_to_SendTo_context_menu_for_all_users.reg

download


 3. To Remove Drives from Send to Context Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Remove_drives_from_SendTo_context_menu_for_all_users.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart explorer or sign out and sign in to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn