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    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows

    How to Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    28 Feb 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10


    You will see the Send to context menu when you right click on a file or folder in Windows.

    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.

    To move an item instead of copy and item, you can right click or press and hold on a file or folder, click/tap on Send to, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on a drive or folder in the Send to context menu.

    This tutorial will show you how to add and remove items in the Send To context menu to customize it in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Your Account (current user)
    • Option Two: To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Specific User
    • Option Three: To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for New Users



    EXAMPLE: Send to context menu
    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-send_to_context_menu.png





    OPTION ONE

    To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Your Account (current user)


    1 While signed in to your account, open File Explorer Win + E.

    2 Copy and paste shell:sendto into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    3 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

    4 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

    You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


    5 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can close this File Explorer window if you like.

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-sendto_folder.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Specific User


    You must be signed in as an administrator to add and remove items in the Send To context menu for other user accounts.


    1 Open File Explorer Win + E.

    2 In File Explorer, click/tap on the View tab, and check the Hidden items box to show hidden files. (see screenshot below)

    You can uncheck the Hidden items again if wanted when finished adding and removing items in the SendTo folder in step 3 below.

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-hidden_items.png

    3 Navigate to the hidden SendTo folder at the path below in File Explorer. (see screenshot below step 6)

    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    Substitute <username> in the folder path above with the name of the profile folder (ex: "Brink") of the user account you want to customize the "Send to" context menu for.

    For example: C:\Users\Brink\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    4 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

    5 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

    You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


    6 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can , and close this File Explorer window if you like.

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-sendto_folder.png






    OPTION THREE

    To Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for New Users


    You must be signed in as an administrator to add and remove items in the Send To context menu for new users.

    This option will only affect new user accounts added to the computer after adding and removing items to the default SendTo folder.


    1 Open File Explorer Win + E.

    2 Copy and paste C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

    3 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

    4 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

    You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


    5 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can close this File Explorer window if you like.

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-default_sendto_folder_for_new_users.png


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #1

    I was wondering if there was a way to add a SendTo Powershell command. When I tried to just add a shortcut to Powershell.exe, right clicking a file would open it, but wouldn't open Powershell & copy the filepath.
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  2. Posts : 61,928
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    phrab said:
    I was wondering if there was a way to add a SendTo Powershell command. When I tried to just add a shortcut to Powershell.exe, right clicking a file would open it, but wouldn't open Powershell & copy the filepath.
    Hey mate,

    What is the main goal for the usage of this?

    Perhaps something may be created for it.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hey mate,

    What is the main goal for the usage of this?

    Perhaps something may be created for it.
    Well, once use I thought of is that I have Macrium Reflect as a backup program, which allows you to add Explorer columns of "Backup comment" & "Backup type". Every so often, I notice those columns aren't available, for some reason. To get them back, I:

    1. Open Command Prompt (Admin)
    2. Type: cd “c:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect” <Enter>
    3. Type regsvr32 RContextMenu.dll <Enter>
    4. Type regsvr32 RShellEx.dll <Enter>
    5. Restart the computer or logoff & back on.

    I was thinking that being able to right click on the Reflect folder & then paste each of those commands would be a bit easier. Come to think of it, a batch file might even be easier than that, but there might be other uses to go directly to Powershell
      My Computers


  4. Posts : 61,928
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    phrab said:
    Well, once use I thought of is that I have Macrium Reflect as a backup program, which allows you to add Explorer columns of "Backup comment" & "Backup type". Every so often, I notice those columns aren't available, for some reason. To get them back, I:

    1. Open Command Prompt (Admin)
    2. Type: cd “c:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect” <Enter>
    3. Type regsvr32 RContextMenu.dll <Enter>
    4. Type regsvr32 RShellEx.dll <Enter>
    5. Restart the computer or logoff & back on.

    I was thinking that being able to right click on the Reflect folder & then paste each of those commands would be a bit easier. Come to think of it, a batch file might even be easier than that, but there might be other uses to go directly to Powershell
    Agreed. Batch files would probably be much easier to use for this purpose.

    You could put them in a folder wherever you want, and add that folder as a toolbar on the taskbar to make easier to run them on demand.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 897
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 21H2
       #5

    Brink said:
    Agreed. Batch files would probably be much easier to use for this purpose.

    You could put them in a folder wherever you want, and add that folder as a toolbar on the taskbar to make easier to run them on demand.
    Again, thank you for all your advice! I ended up using AutoHotKey instead of a batch file as follows:
    Run, Powershell.exeSend cd "C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect" {enter}Send regsvr32 RContextMenu.dll #p {enter}Send regsvr32 RShellEx.dll {enter}

    And I already have a toolbar for much used items, so I put it there. You have excellent ideas!!
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 61,928
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    phrab said:
    Again, thank you for all your advice! I ended up using AutoHotKey instead of a batch file as follows:
    Run, Powershell.exeSend cd "C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect" {enter}Send regsvr32 RContextMenu.dll #p {enter}Send regsvr32 RShellEx.dll {enter}

    And I already have a toolbar for much used items, so I put it there. You have excellent ideas!!
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 41
    windows 10 pro
       #7

    adding google drive internet address to send to


    Hello,
    I up this tutorial as this is what I need
    I wish to have in right clik send to menu a link to My Google drive on internet
    simply to add what I want, without synchronization and adding the google add on to windows
    I did just like your explanation , the link works as I click on him but he don't appears in the list if I try to send something to my google drive
    By the way the Mail recipient didn't point to any mail application , so I pointed to my Thunderbird but he also don't appears anymore in the list
    can you help ?
    This link to google drive is very important for me because when I want to send something, I must open google drive and import the file! I do this often as I don't like at all synchronization
    here screenshot of my send to list in Explorer

    Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu in Windows-google-drive.png

    when I right click none of this 2 items appears in the list
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  8. Posts : 61,928
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    pepito451 said:
    Hello,
    I up this tutorial as this is what I need
    I wish to have in right clik send to menu a link to My Google drive on internet
    simply to add what I want, without synchronization and adding the google add on to windows
    I did just like your explanation , the link works as I click on him but he don't appears in the list if I try to send something to my google drive
    By the way the Mail recipient didn't point to any mail application , so I pointed to my Thunderbird but he also don't appears anymore in the list
    can you help ?
    This link to google drive is very important for me because when I want to send something, I must open google drive and import the file! I do this often as I don't like at all synchronization
    Hello Claude,

    I believe you will only be able to send to the Google Drive folder on your local computer, but that will need to sync with the online Google Drive.

    You could try adding a separate Thunderbird shortcut to the Send To context menu.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 41
    windows 10 pro
       #9

    Hello Mr Brink,
    I understand your explanation but as you can see the google link appears in the list and functional, so why I can't see him when I right click a file ?
    the thunderbird link is not important, just me digging everywhere
      My Computers


 

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