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Windows 7: Right-click Sendto Create Desktop Shortcut Disappeared

22 Jan 2019   #1
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Right-click Sendto Create Desktop Shortcut Disappeared

Not quite sure when this happened but, when I right-click on an item to create a desktop shortcut, the "Desktop (create shortcut)" option has disappeared. I have the "Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink" link in the Sendto folder. any ideas how to restore this to the context menu?


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22 Jan 2019   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Danette,

If you like, you might see if an option in the tutorial below may be able to restore this for you.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items
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22 Jan 2019   #3
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Unfortunately, none of that worked (I had tried it all previously, anyway). The "create shortcut" option has not re-appeared in the Sendto context menu.
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22 Jan 2019   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Let's see a screenshot of your Send To context menu to see if anything may stand out.
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22 Jan 2019   #5
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

It shows one item: a removable disk. I had, long ago, deleted all other items OTHER than the "Desktop (create shortcut)"
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22 Jan 2019   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd that it's not in the context menu, but the shortcuts are in your SendTo folder.

If this has just recently happened, then you could try doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it.
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22 Jan 2019   #7
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Yes: it is odd, but true. Tried oldest sysrem restore, but it had it as well.
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22 Jan 2019   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, let's see a screenshot of your "SendTo" folder to see if anything stands out in it.

As a test, does the Send To context menu work properly for other accounts on the computer?
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23 Jan 2019   #9
Danette

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
In that case, let's see a screenshot of your "SendTo" folder to see if anything stands out in it.

As a test, does the Send To context menu work properly for other accounts on the computer?
The only files in the Sendto folder are the "DESKLINK File (.DeskLink)" hidden "desktop.ini" files.

There is only one other account, which is the Administrator account. It, also, has the same problem.
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23 Jan 2019   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you will need to use the tutorial below to restore the default shortcuts in your SendTo folder like below.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items

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