Add an item to the Send To menu


When you right-click a file name or a thumbnail in Microsoft Windows XP, you see a shortcut menu for that file. One of the items on the menu is Send To, which enables you to quickly e-mail a file, copy it to your desktop, or copy it to a floppy disk.

Sometimes what you really want to do is to save a copy of the file to a specific folder on your computer. If you have a folder where you frequently place files, you can add that folder’s name to the list of locations on the Send To menu. This can save you the time of opening another Windows Explorer window and copying the file from one folder to another.

File with Send ToŚMail Recipient selected on shortcut menu

For example, you could create a My Pictures folder and then use the Send To menu to copy your best pictures to that folder.

To add a folder to the Send To menu

1.Click Start. Make note of your user name ("Administrator" in the example below) which is displayed at the top of the Start menu. Then, click My Computer.

Start menu with My Computer selected

2.In the My Computer window, click the Tools menu, and then click Folder Options.

My Computer window with Folder Options selected on Tools menu

3.Click the View tab. Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Folder Options dialog box View tab with Show hidden files selected

4.In the My Computer window, double-click Local Disk (C:), double-click Documents and Settings, double-click your user name, and then double-click SendTo.

Administrator folder in Documents and Settings folder with SendTo folder selected

5.Click the File menu, click New, and then click Shortcut.

SendTo window with File menu expanded to select Shortcut

6.The Create Shortcut Wizard appears. Click the Browse button.

Create Shortcut page in Create Shortcut Wizard with Browse button selected

7.In the Browse For Folder dialog box, click the folder you want to add to your Send To menu, and then click OK.

Browse For Folder dialog box with folder and OK button selected

8.Click Next.

Create Shortcut page with folder location entered and Next button selected

9.Click Finish.

Select a Title for the Program page with shortcut name entered and Finish button selected

Now when you right-click a file and click Send To, the destination you selected will be an option on the Send To menu. You can create shortcuts to local or network programs, files, folders, computers, or Internet addresses.

Send To menu with Send ToŚname of newly created shortcut selected on shortcut menu