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Windows 7: SendTo Extended Menu

25 Apr 2011   #11
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
ever so slightly off topic, and a bit confusing to get your head around - but i've put a shortcut to the send-to folder in the send-to folder itself.

this way, i can 'send' any folder to the send-to folder, so that it appears in the send-to list.

to me, it's an easier way of adding a new send-to location, rather than trying to find the actual send-to folder and sticking a shortcut there.

hmm, maybe i could have worded that better as it is a bit confusing.

for example, if i make a new folder that i know i'm going to be wanting to send stuff to later, i make it, then right-click >> send to >> 'sendTo shortcut'. that new folder then appears in my send-to list as a new sendable location.
I got the same tip from Leo Laporte years ago. 'cept he renamed the pasted Send To folder "Send To SendTo" so that's what showed in the menu.

Nice recursive solution. Way easier than drag & drop.




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25 Apr 2011   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Thanks OakenG, but I don't think you read my post completely. I am talking about the SendTo menu. These programs do not work for that.
One quick way to open the Send To folder that's in Roaming for the logged in user is type "shell:sendto" in the Run box (without the quotes.)

If you have Everything Search type in Send To and you'll see a bunch.

Also this utility: SpecialFoldersView - Special Folders Viewer

will show the SendTo for the logged in user same as typing shell:sendto in Run box.
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28 Apr 2011   #13
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, for those who seem to be a little confused about what I'm asking, I want to be able to add the Extended (Shift+Right-click) key to shortcuts in the SendTo menu. SendTo menu NOT context menu. Not that I don't appreciate everyone's input but all the suggestions so far are only applicable to the context menu. So:

1. When I create a shortcut in my SendTo folder is there an entry made in the registry? If so, where will I find it? And if not, can I create one in order to add the Extended key to the entry?

2. And for shortcuts that are in the SendTo menu by default, do they have entries in the registry? And if so, where will I find them?
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28 Apr 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

sorry, i'm not quite sure what you are asking. the send-to menu is part of the context (ie right-click) menu isn't it?

i don't think the entries are stored in the registry, they are stored in an actual folder on your drive.

type (or paste) shell:sendto into the searchbox on the bottom of your start-menu to open the actual folder in windows explorer.

again, apologies if i've misunderstood.
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28 Apr 2011   #15
Imperfect1

 
 

Take a look at this article (Access and Customize Windows 7's Extended Context Menu - ) relating to 3rd party software: ShellMenuView. The article describes in detail how best to utilize this software which allows you to customize the EXTENDED Send To menu:ShellMenuView (http://www.nirsoft.net) is a very lightweight utility (~80KB and doesn't require installation) that is compatible with everything from Windows 98 to Windows 7 x64.
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28 Apr 2011   #16
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This is the "standard" right-click menu on a file when Send to" is selected;



This is the <Shift> + Right-click menu on the same file when "Send to" is selected;



I understand you want to add a shortcut to the second menu. Meaning of course that it will not appear in the standard menu.

Is this correct?

Regards....Mike Connor
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28 Apr 2011   #17
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Anyway, to add a shortcut to that menu, here I have added the shortcut

TESTFOLDER



You just need to copy the shortcut into your user folder, or make a new folder;



Regards....Mike Connor
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29 Apr 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Ok, for those who seem to be a little confused about what I'm asking, I want to be able to add the Extended (Shift+Right-click) key to shortcuts in the SendTo menu. SendTo menu NOT context menu. Not that I don't appreciate everyone's input but all the suggestions so far are only applicable to the context menu. So:

1. When I create a shortcut in my SendTo folder is there an entry made in the registry? If so, where will I find it? And if not, can I create one in order to add the Extended key to the entry?

2. And for shortcuts that are in the SendTo menu by default, do they have entries in the registry? And if so, where will I find them?
Much about Windows Registry is not documented. You can investigate it yourself either by using a Registry monitor and adding a shortcut with a unique name, or add the shortcut with the unique name first then use a non-destructive Registry search tool.
The one I use is:

RegScanner: Alternative to RegEdit find/search/scan of Windows
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29 Apr 2011   #19
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Imperfect1: Sorry but ShellMenuView does not customize the extended Send To menu. It customizes only the Context menu NOT the Context / SendTo menu. In fact there are no SendTo menu entries, extended or otherwise, listed in ShellMenuView.

Mike Connor: "You just need to copy the shortcut into your user folder, or make a new folder" OMG!! I can't believe it was that easy. How on earth is it that no-one else seems to know this??? Thank you, thank you, thank you, you legend!!
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29 Apr 2011   #20
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kiwichick View Post
Imperfect1: Sorry but ShellMenuView does not customize the extended Send To menu. It customizes only the Context menu NOT the Context / SendTo menu. In fact there are no SendTo menu entries, extended or otherwise, listed in ShellMenuView.

Mike Connor: "You just need to copy the shortcut into your user folder, or make a new folder" OMG!! I can't believe it was that easy. How on earth is it that no-one else seems to know this??? Thank you, thank you, thank you, you legend!!
My pleasure.

I think not many people know about it because hardly anybody uses the extended menu. A lot probably don't know what it is.

Regards....Mike Connor
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