Add your own destinations to the ‘Send To’ context menu

The Send To menu is a very useful feature of the context menu that appears upon right-clicking on a file or folder.

With the Send To menu you can very easily send a file to My Documents, create a shortcut on the desktop, send a file to your pen drive and more.

But how would it be if you could make it even more useful?

It is very easy to add your own items to the Send To menu. For instance if you have a folder that you store all of your music in or a folder where you store all images, wouldn’t it be convenient if you could send your files to these folders through the Send To menu?

Adding your own custom destinations to the Send To menu is extremely easy. Here is what you need to do.

  1. Open up My Computer and browse to the C drive,or whatever drive you have Windows installed to.
  2. Then browse through Documents and Settings,your user name,and the Send To
    folders. If you look at C:\Documents and Settings\Username\SendTo, you will see all of the files that appear in the Send To menu. If you can’t see the SendTo folder then you may have to turn on Windows to show hidden files/folders.
  3. To add an entry to the menu, just copy a shortcut to the destination folder.
  4. For example, if you want to add ‘My Music‘ folder to the Send To menu, just copy the folder and ‘Paste Shortcut‘ in the SendTo folder. Now, if you right-click on a file/folder you can see that the ‘My Music‘ folder shows up on the SendTo menu.

If you ever want to remove some items from the Send To menu, just delete them from the SendTo folder.


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