Add or Remove Items to or From the Windows 10 Send-to Menu
Most of you know what the Windows Send-to Menu is… when you right-click a file you see a list of things and one of them is “Send to”, see?
Yes, we know! There are at least nine dozen programs (most of them freeware) that will help you add and remove things from your Send-to menu. But, if you want to learn how Windows works, you don’t need no stinkin’ program to add and/or remove things from your Send-to menu, I tells ya! We’ll show you how it works…
But before you get rolling, you’re going to need to make sure that you can view “Hidden items”. Open File Explorer (Windows key + E works nicely). When File Explorer opens click on “View” at the top, then tick the box next to “Hidden items” as you see in the screenshot below.
Once that is done… Press the Windows Key + R to open a Run box. In the Run box type the following
And press Enter.
File Explorer will open to:
C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo .
Look at the screenshot below and you’ll see a list of items you’ll see when you right-click a file or folder and choose “Send to”. You can add almost anything to this list. You can also remove anything from this list.
I don’t need Fax recipient on my Send-to list so I right-clicked it and deleted it. (And don’t worry. These are all just shortcuts) so you’re not going to accidentally delete or remove any programs from your computer doing this)
Since I deleted “Fax recipient”, from the Send-to folder above, it no longer appears as a choice when I right-click and choose “Send to”.
Here’s an example. I use a program called MetaPad — instead of Notepad — to open text files, reg files, etc., but it was not on my Send-to list.
To put it on the Send-to list, all I had to do was drag the MetaPad shortcut and drop it into the Send-to folder. (Make sure you only move shortcuts and not the program itself. If you’re not sure, right-click in the program’s folder and choose “Create shortcut” – then move the shortcut into the Send-to directory).
Now, when I choose Send to, I have the option to “Send to” MetaPad (see the screenshot below).
Also notice that “Fax recipient” is no longer on my Send-to menu because I deleted it.
You can drag any shortcut into the SendTo folder. You can create new shortcuts and drag them into the SendTo folder. You can create a shortcut to any folder and add it to your SendTo list.
If all this seems a bit overwhelming, you can use one of the many programs available to manage the Send-to menu. One of our favorites is a free program called “Sendto Toys” which makes it a snap to add and remove items to/from your Sendto menu. You can read more about Sendto Toys here.