How to add new Shortcuts to the Send To Menu in Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista

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Windows 10, and earlier Windows platforms, includes a Send To menu on folder and file context menus. Open the menu by right-clicking a folder or file and selecting Send To. Then you can select somewhere to move the folder or file or set up a compressed folder for it. You can add new shortcuts to that menu in a few Windows platforms as follows.

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First, open File (or Windows) Explorer and enter ‘shell:sendto’ into the address bar at the top. Then press Enter to open the SendTo folder as below. That includes all the context menu items on the Send To menu.

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Now you can add new items to the context menu by adding them to that folder. Perhaps the best way to do this is to drag a folder or software shortcut from the Start menu into the SendTo folder in File Explorer. For example, you could add any word processor shortcut by dragging it into that folder.

In addition, you can also remove items from the Send To menu. You can do that by right-clicking an item in the SendTo folder and then selecting Delete. Then you could remove some of the less essential shortcuts on the menu such as Fax recipient.

You can also add an Add here button to the to Send To menu with the Sendtosendto software. This runs on most Windows platforms, and you can save its setup from this Softpedia page by pressing the DOWNLOAD NOW button. When you’ve run through the setup wizard and added the program to Windows, open the Send To menu again. It will now include the Add to option as below.

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Now click Add here to open the window in the snapshot below. That will include a shortcut title, which you can edit. Press the Create button to add that shortcut to the Send To menu.

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So now you can add new shortcuts to the Send To menu with Sendtosendto or by editing the SendTo folder in Explorer. With the extra shortcuts on the Send To menu you can move folders and files or open them more quickly. Check out this TechJunkie guide for further context menu tips.

Posted by Matthew on May 5, 2016

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