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Windows 7: How to get a SendTo 'Subfolders' to open?

10 Mar 2012   #11

Windows 10 Pro X64

Ah okay, sorry.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2012   #12

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

Hi again,

You see it's because when you have Lots of items in the Menu of the SendTo, it's nice to have them organized in the right groups, and so since I had so many players it made sense to keep that group in it's own subfolder, and same was true for other groups.

But now on Windows 7 since they all have to go together in the Same folder the list can get quite big, and it would be convenient if I could organize them in the sequence that made sense, and since the sendto Menu is code set sorted by Name (that I know of you can't change its 'Menu' sort settings?) ...iow, for instance if I could I would toggle the creation dates of all the listings, that way I could do it in a way that I could line them all up in the order I wanted to have them displayed, well that would be one way, but since we can't, the only other thing I can think of to control the listing order is using the the alphabet, and that does let me choose where each listing will end up, for instance something like this...

a. Desktop
b. Compressed Zip
c. Notepad
d. WordPad
e. etc
f. etc
g. etc
h. etc
i. etc
j. mplayer1
k. mplayer2
l. mplayer3
n. mplayer4
o. mplayer5
p. mplayer6
q. mplayer7
r app 1
s. etc
t. etc
etc... get the picture right..., I wish there was a better way since it looks a little funky to have the a, b, c, d's seen there like that, but that's the only way I can think of at this point, unless one of you gents/ladies have a better idea to control all the listings positions? ...if not then the a, b, c's will have to do I guess

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Did anyone find a solution to this? The lack of sub-folders is a real pain.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jul 2012   #14

Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 (x86/x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by foomonger View Post

Did anyone find a solution to this? The lack of sub-folders is a real pain.

Well no not really, but, the best thing that I've done to get around it, for me anyway, and I must say I've gotten quite use to it by now and don't think twice about it anymore, is I put all the items in the parent sendto folder in a particular order so that they present in the Group Order that I want, iow, to have my players together, editors together, etc... this way when I right click to Send To, the items I want are grouped together for the same or similar actions of thought process.

I did it similar to what I posted above 6 months ago but without the distracting a, b, c, stuff, and instead besides using the stock default order of the items spelling which just so happened many of them fell into the right group order just doing that, and the ones that didn't, then I used a combination of periods . & commas , and then lastly z, each preceeding my items names with these particulars give me the specific sort order prefecernce I wanted (while also the . & , are less visually distracting than the a ,b, c, way) I also removed anything I won't use so that I can keep the menu to only what I use.

I could post a screenshot if you needed to see what I mean

Anyway this was the best that I could come up with for now, and as I said I don't even think twice about it anymore; however of course the best way was with all the MS Pre-7 OS's which let us use subfolders in that Send To parent.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64t

Yeah Microsoft crippled the sendto menu since Vista =(
Sendto was one of my favorite ways to move/copy data to categorized/sorted folders.

Why did Vista remove hierarchical SendTo menu items in context menu? Classic Shell: Hierarchical SendTo menu items
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2012   #16

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Luckily you can use "Copy to Folder" and "Move to Folder" instead. :)

Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Aug 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64t

Yeah..i know (you could do that in XP aswell) - Thats why sendto turned surprisingly useful in the first place..
But now, in Win7 i dont use it as much because of the mising feature of hierarchical folders)

I don't get these things...
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