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Windows 7: "Send to" empty after USB drive plugged in - help?

07 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 Starter
"Send to" empty after USB drive plugged in - help?

Hi All, I searched here and found this thread which shows what is happening here with win7 starter.

However, my problem is a little different. The "Send to" popup is empty, but if I plug in a USB drive, it gets added into the "Send to" but that's all that's there.

If I eject the drive, then remove it the "Send to" goes back to being empty again. I tried the "Remove_SendTo_Drives.reg" Registry zap, but that has not made any difference.

I also tried the Drive-off time that solved this other thread, but that made no difference as hovering the mouse over the empty popup did nothing.

Any thoughts how I can get my old "Send to" stuff back?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Feb 2012   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

See if this works:

Go to the following directory...


Right click on compressed folder, left click on properties. Uncheck "hidden".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Feb 2012   #3

Win7 Starter

Thanks Lemur, the SendTo folder is missing and it would not let me create it so I did a system restore to the day before. All is well.

Oh,, just thought I would add, I had "Hide system files etc" UN-checked so it was not because of that it was not visible. After the restore it is now visible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Feb 2012   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Glad you have it resolved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #5

Win7 Starter

Thanks Lemur, brute force always wins. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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