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Windows 7: How to get a SendTo 'Subfolders' to open?


08 Mar 2012   #1

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 
How to get a SendTo 'Subfolders' to open?

In Windows 7, when you create a 'Subfolder' within the 'SendTo' folder, and put program shortcuts into it, that subfolder when you navigate toward it via the right-click SendTo, that subfolder does not nest open like it did on WXP's SendTo menu.

Q: Why would one want to have a subfolder in SendTo?
A: ...Simply for organization of like items convenience; to create a nested organized set of SendTo items within their Own Subfolder off of 7's "...AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo" folder

We know many have complained about this ever since Windows 7 came out, and my question is did anyone ever find a way to male it work yet?

The answer is not the common shell:sendto advice, and if you're thinking it is, please re-read the question, we are talking about a Subfolder within the SendTo folder, TY.

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08 Mar 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Start and type shell:sendto. then hit Enter.
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08 Mar 2012   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

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08 Mar 2012   #4

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hi Brink,

I've already had been there and read that before I posted though. That dosen't cover my particular question though but thank you.

I don't think there is a resolve for my question.

Also just a fyi for others, the answer is not the common shell:sendto advice either, we are talking about a Subfolder within the SendTo folder; currently if you place a subfolder within SendTo, it will not nest auto-open via approaching it via the right-click menu... try it. That's been broken ever since WXP, but XP works very well doing it that way.
TY
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08 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Endeavor,

You might see if using the tutorial below to add "Move to Folder" to the context menu may be able to work for you as an alternative.

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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09 Mar 2012   #6

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Hi Brink,

Thank you, I had already been there as well (before I posted) but that's not it either. Before I posted you can bet I scoured the web.
I don't think that it can be done for Windows 7 yet, it seems Explorer does not expand any folder put under the shell:sendto folder like it did with WXP/98

Maybe it's my wording not explaining it correctly though, and I apologize if I didn't.
It's hard to explain in wording so that everyone can understand my point though,
and so to try and make it more clear...

Here is a Screenshot that is self-explanatory, I hope!


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09 Mar 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm afraid that I do not know of a way to have cascading folders with more than one menu level like that.
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09 Mar 2012   #8

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

I figured that since WXP does it, that we could get 7 to do it as well... ...but that's not proving to be so easy.
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09 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Is Players a Folder or a link to a folder?

I just tried this. I created a Test folder in SendTo. Opened it then created a Test1 folder. When I look at it via shell:sendto this is what I see:

How to get a SendTo 'Subfolders' to open?-sendto-nested-folders.jpg

So nesting does display for me if they are real folders and not links.


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10 Mar 2012   #10

WXP/Vista/Win7/Win8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Is Players a Folder or a link to a folder?

I just tried this. I created a Test folder in SendTo. Opened it then created a Test1 folder. When I look at it via shell:sendto this is what I see:

So nesting does display for me if they are real folders and not links.
Yes but Ztrucker you are accessing the Folder from within the Navigation Pane!
We were talking about from within the SendTo menu itself.

Remember the SendTo 'menu' always let subfolders cascade open on 98/XP; 7 will not let you do that anymore.

I've changed my screenshot above to make it more clear
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