Add shortcuts or folders with the Send To: menu in Windows

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To send files to a contact or to one of the cloud spaces we manage we don’t necessarily have to use copy and paste, but we can rely on the menu Send to present in the Windows context menu, that is the menu that can be called up by pressing the right button on a file or folder.This menu already has preset items but we can add other custom paths, so we can immediately send our files to a frequent contact or a trusted contact, or create a shortcut on the desktop or within any other folder that can be that Google Drive or another cloud service of your choice.

In the guide that follows we will show you how to send files with Windows right clickby configuring the special menu available with the right mouse button.

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Create a desktop shortcut

Using the menu Send to from the Windows context menu, you can add a shortcut to a file or program on the desktop by creating shortcuts.
If we want to add a program, simply open the Start menu, type the letters of the program (for example Google Drive or Outlook), right click on the application to add, click on Open file paththen locate the program file, right-click on it and go to the menu Send to to select Desktop (create shortcut). The same thing can be done for any file.
Desktop Addition

On Windows 11 the menu Send to it has been downgraded and is hidden inside the menu Show other optionsbut we can quickly restore the classic context menu by reading ours dedicated guide to return the classic right click menu.

Customize send menu

Once you have prepared the shortcuts to add to the menu Send to we press on the Start menu, we look for the program Run (alternatively we can press the keys at the same time Windows + R) and write the command in the window that will appear:

shell:sendto

The file explorer window on the special path will open immediately:

C:\Users\nomeutente\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

In this path we can create new folders in which it will be possible to quickly create the link to the files via the menu Send to. You can also add links to existing folders to this folder to create links within them.

To customize the Send To menu and the Windows context menu more strongly, you can also use two simple and free programs such as Context Menu Tuner e Right-Click Extenderwhich make the Windows context menu much more complete without having to act from the system registry (quite complex procedure).

Conclusions

The Send To menu is widely used in business to quickly send files to administration or accounting, adding the specific cloud space or sending the files via email and Exchange client.
This trick can also be very useful in the home environment, since we can add any program to the Windows context menu without “dirtying” the main menu. Alternatively we can use the steps described in the guide to delete all the links in the menu Send to and insert new custom links, so you can send files precisely.

If you want to move a file to the cloud without making copies, we recommend that you follow our guide on how create symbolic links.

If, on the other hand, we want to customize the Windows context menu and remove some unnecessary items, we can read our article on how add options and commands to right-click menus.

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