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Windows 7: SendTo Extended Menu

24 Apr 2011   #1
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
SendTo Extended Menu

Hi there, Sorry if I've missed something somewhere in the forum.

I have read plenty of posts (here and elsewhere) about Shift+Right-Click extended menu registry entries and how to add/remove them. But they all seem to be about the (immediate) context menu and I can't find anything relating to the SendTo extended menu items. How do I add/remove an Extended key for those added by default (Favorites, Contacts, Links etc)? And how can I add an Extended key to ones I have placed in my AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo folder?

And why do I have a link to "Documents" in the standard SendTo menu and a link to "My Documents" in the extended SendTo menu? They're both the same location so it doesn't make any sense to have two of them. Is this normal behaviour?

Cheers.


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24 Apr 2011   #2
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Context Menu Editor (via Softpedia) supports adding programs to the Extended context menu (hold Shift + Right-click).

ShellMenuView can also help with most entries and removing some also.
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24 Apr 2011   #3
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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.
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24 Apr 2011   #4
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

The difference between "sendTo" and "extended sendTo", is that the standard one is via registry keys, while the extended is folders in the users profile location.

The standard, would be used so that (for example) a .jpg file has options to be 'sent to' either programs: outlook recipient, Photoshop, Gimp, msPaint; or folders: desktop, (my) documents, etc...

The Extended includes user profile folders, so if structured correctly can copy the .jpg to (my) documents, desktop, downloads, favourites, photoshop_working_files, php_source_code, Links, Music, Videos, etc...
depending on folders in your user profile ( C:\users\username\ )

Because the 'standard' way includes the link named 'documents', and the extended also contains link named 'My documents', this explains why you are seeing both folders, when they are the same location.
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24 Apr 2011   #5
Imperfect1

 
 

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24 Apr 2011   #6
Imperfect1

 
 

In regard to your question about Documents and My Documents, I believe that they are not the same location. The My Documents folder is the Library folder, which is essentially a virtual location, whereas the Documents folder is the actual location of the files and folders that comprise your Documents.
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24 Apr 2011   #7
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Documents and My Documents are the same folder. The My Documents is a symbolic link, or junction, used for compatibility with software designed for XP.
whereas Documents is the new name in Vista/7.

Dont get confused with the Documents library, which includes the location 'my documents', set as the default save location.
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25 Apr 2011   #8
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

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.
Indeed, I did not catch the subtlety in your post AND I will shamelessly blame this on my current codeine consumption.

If you are open to a third party solution then maybe Send To Other Location might be suitable?

I've not installed it myself though a close friend uses it happily on his Windows 7 machine.
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25 Apr 2011   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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.


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25 Apr 2011   #10
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for all your comments ans suggestions guys.

Imperfect1: None of those were any help unfortunately - there is nothing specific to the extended SendTo menu. And yes, Documents and My Documents are the same folder - sending a file to both shows that.

mickey megabyte: Yeah me too - it's one of the first things I do on a new install. So handy
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