Sunday, 19 December 2010

How to Modify the "Send To" Menu

When you right-click a file, you can send it to a program to open.  For instance, if you want to send your .avi file to VLC player and the file is currently associated with QuickTime, you can right-click the file, choose "send to" and you will see a list of programs in the menu.  But what if the program you want to send it to is not on the list?  Here is how you can modify that list:
To add a destination to the Send To menu, add a shortcut to the Windows\SendTo folder. To do so, follow these steps:

Click the Start button, and then click Run.

  1. Type "sendto" (without quotation marks) in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Add a shortcut using either of the following methods: (Go to the program files folder and make a shortcut from the program file - the .exe file)
    • Drag a new shortcut to the folder:
      Use the right mouse button to drag a destination to the SendTo folder, and then click Create Shortcut Here on the menu that appears.
    • Create a new shortcut with the Create Shortcut Wizard:
      1. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Shortcut.
      2. Follow the instructions in the Create Shortcut Wizard.

Removing a Shortcut

To remove a shortcut, use the right mouse button to click the shortcut in the SendTo folder, and then click Delete on the menu that appears.