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Windows 7: Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

How to Remove and Restore Default "Send To" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
08 Dec 2009
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How to Remove and Restore Default "Send To" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This will show you how to either remove or restore the default Send To context (right click) menu. This includes the Compressed (zipped) Folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, and Mail recipient menu items.

You can press and hold SHIFT + Right Click and release SHIFT on a item to see an expanded Sent To context menu.

Note   Note
The hidden SendTo system folder is located at the path below:

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

OR (shorter)

Shell:SendTo


EXAMPLE: Default Send To Context Menu
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EXAMPLE: Expanded Send To Context Menu
NOTE: The expanded Send To context menu is opened by pressing and holding Shift before right clicking on the file or folder, then clicking on Send To.
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OPTION ONE
To Manually Restore Send to Context Menu Items
1. Go to the hidden folder location below, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows

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2. To Restore SendTo Folder and All Send to Context Menu Items
A) Copy the SendTo folder.

B) Go to the hidden folder (shell:sendto) location below.
C:\Users\(your user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows

C) Paste the SendTo folder, and approve.
3. To Restore Specific Send to Context Menu Item(s)
A) Open the SendTo folder.

B) Copy the shortcuts that you want to restore.

C) Go to the hidden folder (shell:sendto) location below.
C:\Users\(your user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
D) Paste the shortcuts into your SendTo folder, and approve.
Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items-send_to.jpg




OPTION TWO
To Restore a Send to Context Menu Item with a Download
1. To Restore Compressed (zipped) Folder
A) Click on the download button below to download the Compressed_(zipped)_folder.zip file.
download
2. To Restore Desktop (create shortcut)
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the Desktop_(create shortcut).zip file.
download
3. To Restore Documents
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the Documents.zip file.
download
4. To Restore Fax Recipient
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the Fax_Recipient .zip file.
download
5. To Restore Mail Recipient
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the Mail_Recipient .zip file.
download
6. Save the ZIP file to your Desktop.

7. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut file to your desktop.

8. Right click on the shortcut, then click/tap on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 9.
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9. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type shell:sendto, and press Enter.

10. Move the extracted shortcut(s) (step 7) into the SentTo folder. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you wanted to remove a Send To context menu item, then right click on a shortcut in the SendTo folder and click on Delete and Yes.
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11. When done, close the SendTo folder and delete the ZIP file on the desktop if you would like to.
That's it,
Shawn







01 Mar 2010   #1
aficious

Windows7
 
 

It worked, but wouldn't extract. I just dragged to shortcut and did from there what you said. Tanx, Aficious.

EDIT:
Spoke too soon. Still isn't in "send to". Aficious.


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01 Mar 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Aficious, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Were you able to extract the shortcut from the ZIP file, and copy it into the SendTo folder?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2010   #3
aficious

Windows7
 
 

Got it! Tanx, Aficious.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Mar 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #5
tisabell

Win7HomePrem 64bit
 
 
Restore "Mail Recipient" To Short Cut Menu

I downloaded the Mail Recipient item provided by one of the posters in this thread and then cut and pasted it in the Send To folder at

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo.

Now I have it back when I right click on a photo or document. Simple fix.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #6
sagitariojahm

windows 7 /32 its
 
 
problem with SEND TO,

JUST SHOW A FOLDER CALLED SEND TO ,BUT NO THE LINKS THAT ARE IN THERE


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My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sagitariojahm, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you add the ones you are missing using the tutorial here?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #8
sagitariojahm

windows 7 /32 its
 
 
send to ......show hiden folder istead of drop down

well inside the folder are all the links also the zip option , I open the folder where the sendto folder is and all items are inthere ,just when i clik on send to "show the hiden send to folder instead of drop down the items inside ...also i did sfc /scannow,check disc
and still. thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you had this issue may be able to fix this for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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