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Published on 02.28.07 by Brent Trahan

Add Items to the Send To Menu

Add items to the Windows Vista Send To menu.

Introduction

By default a few items are present in the Send To menu when you right-click a file or folder and select to Send To. This guide explains how to add items to the Send To menu in Windows Vista.

Add Items to the Send To Menu

  1. Open Computer by clicking the Start button and selecting Computer from the Start menu.
  2. Click anywhere in the white space of the address bar. The text in the address bar will become highlighted. Erase the text and type the following:

    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    Press Enter on your keyboard and you should see what’s shown in the screen shot below.

    You can also type shell:sendto in the search box located in the Start Menu to open the SendTo folder.

    add_items_sendto1.PNG

  3. You can drag and drop items in this folder and they will be displayed in the Send To menu.

More Send To Details

Here are a few pointers when adding items to the Send To Menu:

  • Don’t copy, move, or create folders in the Send To folder. Copy the folder from its location and select to paste a shortcut in the Send To folder.
  • You’re not held to just adding folders and drives to the Send To menu. You can also add shortcuts to files and devices.
  • The Send To folder is hidden. You should only access it by typing the address in step 2 above.
  • Mapped drives are automatically added to the Send To Menu.

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9 Responses to “Add Items to the Send To Menu”

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  1. Why do you set these sites up ;so that thay cannot be printed?
    I tried to print the site for the instructions for setting the “send to” and it printed everything else but. It is a great waste of paper and ink. Thanks for the info but it cannot be used

  2. Dragoniaan says:

    The Shell:SendTo way will work for Win XP, but not the %APPDATA%\Microsoft…. will not.

  3. When I type the command shell:sendto in the search box, I get the error message that shell is not a valid folder

  4. Brent Trahan says:

    Sorry William. I didn’t set it up so that it can’t be printed. The site is actually set up to print printer friendly pages, but a current bug in the backend of the site is preventing proper printing right now.

    It should be fixed soon.

  5. Brent Trahan says:

    @ William: This guide was meant for Windows Vista. I have no idea if this will work on XP.

  6. Bob says:

    When you press “start” there is no “computer” option!

  7. Brent Trahan says:

    This is a Windows Vista guide, not XP. There is no Computer location in XP’s Start Menu.

  8. Tony says:

    What’s Vista?

  9. Quote”Why do you set these sites up ;so that thay cannot be printed?
    I tried to print the site for the instructions for setting the “send to” and it printed everything else but. It is a great waste of paper and ink. Thanks for the info but it cannot be used”
    Also “The Shell:SendTo way will work for Win XP, but not the %APPDATA%\Microsoft…. will not.”
    Using copy & paste worked fine to put it in Word. Thanks for the help, Loren

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