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Customize 'Send To' Context Menu in Vista and Windows 7

The 'Send To' menu is accessed through the Right-Click menu. Here's how to modify it according to your needs.
Lets just take a small example to see how Notepad can be added in the Send To menu.

Adding Notepad in the Send To menu in Vista

1. The first step is to open the SendTo folder in Windows. To do it, click the Start button and type shell:sendto. Press enter. This opens the SendTo folder.

Access Send-To folder in Windows Vista

2. Inside the SendTo directory, right-click a blank area and select New - Shortcut. In the box that appears, type notepad.exe. This makes Notepad to be added in the Send-To context menu.

Notepad added in Send-To menu

Similarly, you can add shorcuts to other applications like MS Word, Excel etc. You can also remove unwanted items from the Send To menu. This may also work for Windows 7, although this needs to be confirmed. So if you have Windows 7, please check and let us know. Cheers!

Update: This works in Windows 7 too. Via comment.

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Sunday, November 01, 2009


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 2, 2009 at 7:04 PM  
This does work in windows 7 also.
Thanks @anon. Glad to know!