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Google Drive - Add to "Send To" Context Menu

How to Add Google Drive to "Send To" Context Menu in Windows
Published by Golden
10 May 2012
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How to Add Google Drive to "Send To" Context Menu in Windows

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If you use Google Drive you are probably using traditional copy & paste or file/folder dragging functionality to place items into your local Google Drive folder, which is then synchronised with your cloud storage location on a Google server. A quicker way of doing this to add Google Drive to the "Send To" context menu. This makes it easier and faster to use, simply by right-clicking on a file or folder that you want to upload to Google Drive. Less browsing, less clicking, simply faster.

You must have installed the Google Drive application. Click here if you need to install Google Drive.


To add Google Drive to the "Send To" context menu in Windows Explorer, do the following:

1. Hold the Windows + R key, on your keyboard to open the Run command windows and type Shell:sendto as shown in the image below.
Google Drive - Add to "Send To" Context Menu-1.png
2. Click OK. This will open Windows Explorer at the following location, as shown below:
C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Google Drive - Add to &quot;Send To&quot; Context Menu-2.png
3. Right-click in the window and create a new shortcut as shown below.
Google Drive - Add to &quot;Send To&quot; Context Menu-3.png
4. Use the Browse button to browse to the local Google Drive folder you created when you first installed the Google Drive application, or simply type the name of the folder location as shown below. In this example, my local Google Drive folder is E:\Google Drive.
Google Drive - Add to &quot;Send To&quot; Context Menu-4.png
5. Specify a name for the shortcut as shown below, and then click Finish.

6. The shortcut has now been created, as shown below.
Google Drive - Add to &quot;Send To&quot; Context Menu-5.png
Note   Note
You can now use Windows Explorer as normal to locate a file or folder you wish to upload to Google Drive. To do this, simply right-click on a file, and then hover your mouse pointer over the Send To menu, and then click the Google Drive option, as shown below.

Google Drive - Add to &quot;Send To&quot; Context Menu-6.png

Your file/folder will be sent to your local Google Drive folder (e.g. E:\Google Drive), and then synchronised to your cloud Google folder.



10 May 2012   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Nice and useful one, Golden

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Very nice, this was something that Amazon did with their cloud drive. It's a nice little add-on and makes things pretty simple.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2012   #3

Win 10 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64

Very useful. TY.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 May 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

No worries - glad you find it useful
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 8.1.1 64bit

Thank's, just used it to add new HDD to send to list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Well done. Thank you for the 4-1-1! : )
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