Introduction: Add Stuff to the 'SEND TO' Menu

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The SEND TO menu is a convienent menubar for sending stuff from one place to another, but it usually only has the default options. Fortunatly you can add options in the menu for easy transfers.


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Open 'My Computer'


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Open the drive containing your windows installation.
Its usually 'c' in most cases.


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Open the 'Documents and Settings' folder and unhide your folders by going to -

1. Tools (menu)
2. Folder Options(option)
3. View (tab)
4. Select the 'Show hidden files and folders' option
5. Click OK


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Open the sent to menu and add a shortcut by
1. Right Click anywhere exept the icons
2. Select New
3. Select Shortcut


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Once the window opens select Browse.


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Browse to the desired folder.


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Click Finish and voila you added a option to the send to menu. Now you can go crazy transfering files without even switching windows.


CorinneL1 (author)2015-09-03

I already signed up for a drivers' update program other than the one you are suggesting. That's the only reason I didn't sign up for Windows DriversUpdate.

sonerao (author)2012-02-10


lollerz (author)2008-02-21

C:\Users\**your_user_name**\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo is the path for Vista

blckthng (author)lollerz2008-02-22

il add dat to the 'able

JennyB (author)2008-02-22

If you think you may want to do this often, drag-and-drop your Send To folder onto the Task Bar (you can do that with any folder). Whenever you want to add a menu item just create the shortcut and drag-and-drop it there. For added fun, do this with a shortcut to the Send To folder itself. Rename it 'Menu Item'. But don't send anything but shortcuts to 'Menu Item' or you'll end up moving whole folders.

blckthng (author)JennyB2008-02-22

Sweet i didnt noe we could do dat.

xwhyandz (author)2008-02-22

Great Instructable, I did it right away. Add a note to the instructable to look at lollerz comment if you use Vista. I forgot to read the comments before I went off to try the instructable and found the Sendto folder by doing an advanced search of the C drive including hidden and systems folders. What I found was the path lollerz copyed and pasted for us. Thanks Someone might be like me and forget to read the comments for additional info. Thanks to you both blckthng and lollerz. Also, while I was there, I deleted several short cuts that programs had installed in the Sendto folder that I never use. This shortens the Sendto menu and makes it more user friendly.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-21

This will definitely help me out. I never knew you could add stuff to it. I already have AIM in there (send to AIM buddy), but I don't know how it gets programmed into that. Thanks for the Instructable! +1 rating. (added to favorites)

nf119 (author)2008-02-21

Wow never noticed the SendTo folder! This will be useful.

Neodudeman (author)2008-02-21

Good work

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