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Windows 7: Notepad disappeared from SendTo

13 May 2017   #1
iamjim

Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Notepad disappeared from SendTo

After my wife's recent update of her windows 7 machine Notepad has disappeared from the Context Menu > Send To list. Any ideas?


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13 May 2017   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jim,

Notepad is not in the "Send To" context menu by default, and is why it may have been removed after the update since the update most likely did a reset to default for this.

You can add a shortcut of "C:\Windows\notepad.exe" to the "shell:sendto" folder to add it back though.

Send To Context Menu

If you like, here's a "Open with Notepad" context menu you might see may work for your needs.

Open with Notepad - Add or Remove from Context Menu of Files - Windows 7 Help Forums
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13 May 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

See the tutorial here:

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

To Manually Restore Send to Context Menu Items -Option One - Step Three

Or to open that folder type shell:sendto in the Start > Run dialog box. Put a shortcut to notepad inside.
Notepad disappeared from SendTo-run.jpg
EDIT: Brink posted the easiest method!


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13 May 2017   #4
iamjim

Win7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jim,

You can add a shortcut of "C:\Windows\notepad.exe" to the "shell:sendto" folder to add it back though.
That worked. Thanks. I now think I remember doing that before.
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13 May 2017   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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13 May 2017   #6
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Notepad is not in the "Send To" context menu by default, and is why it may have been removed after the update since the update most likely did a reset to default for this.
The send to menu is a user defined configuration after all, updates should never touch that, there is no reason for tampering with user settings at all. I doubt it was actually the case, but something else did it. Just a guess of course.
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13 May 2017   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be, but it wouldn't be the first time a Windows Update has reset something back to default.
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13 May 2017   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Could be, but it wouldn't be the first time a Windows Update has reset something back to default.
Certainly possible, but it doesn't means that such an tampering of user data should be tolerated at all. It would be useful to know which update exactly contains such faulty behavior so we can prevent it to affect more systems.
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