How to Add Google Drive to "Send To" Context Menu in Windows
If you use Google Drive you are probably using traditional copy & paste or file/folder dragging functionality to place items into your local Google Drive folder, which is then synchronised with your cloud storage location on a Google server. A quicker way of doing this to add Google Drive to the "Send To" context menu. This makes it easier and faster to use, simply by right-clicking on a file or folder that you want to upload to Google Drive. Less browsing, less clicking, simply faster.
You must have installed the Google Drive application. Click here
if you need to install Google Drive.
To add Google Drive to the "Send To" context menu in Windows Explorer, do the following: 1.
Hold the Windows + R
key, on your keyboard to open the Run command windows and type Shell:sendto
as shown in the image below.
. This will open Windows Explorer at the following location, as shown below:
Right-click in the window and create a new shortcut as shown below.
Use the Browse button to browse to the local Google Drive folder you created when you first installed the Google Drive application, or simply type the name of the folder location as shown below. In this example, my local Google Drive folder is E:\Google Drive.
Specify a name for the shortcut as shown below, and then click Finish
The shortcut has now been created, as shown below.
You can now use Windows Explorer as normal to locate a file or folder you wish to upload to Google Drive. To do this, simply right-click on a file, and then hover your mouse pointer over the Send To
menu, and then click the Google Drive
option, as shown below.
Your file/folder will be sent to your local Google Drive folder (e.g. E:\Google Drive), and then synchronised to your cloud Google folder.