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Where is the Windows Vista Send To Menu?

6 February 2011 No Comment
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Where is the Windows Vista Send To MenuIf you’ve ever used Windows 98, you know how useful it is to use the Send To menu. Right-click on a file and select Send To and pick the appropriate applications (e.g., Notepad). It’s a very convenient way to move things around. You can send a file directory to a folder, open a command line in a certain folder, open a file in Notepad, etc. There are many things you can perform with the Send To menu that the possibilities are almost endless.

How do you do it in Windows Vista? You would think it’s the same process but it’s not. It appears Microsoft has moved it to another location.

Why? They want to be different? It’s time for a change? Something new? Not sure, but here are the steps to get it back.

The Send To folder has been moved to this new location:

%APPDATA%\\Microsoft\\Windows\\SendTo

A fast way to go there is to click on the Start Menu and in the Start Search field, type the following:

shell:sendto

If you have a full size keyboard, you can also press the [Windows key] + [R] to open the execute box. Once the Windows Explorer window is opened, you can right-click on the right pane and New –> Shortcut. When the Create Shortcut window appears, specify the location of your application (e.g., browse to c:\\windows\\notepad.exe) to locate Notepad and click Next.

In the next screen, specify Notepad for the name of the shortcut and click Finish. That’s it!

The next time you have across a file you want to open in Notepad, just right-click on the file and select Send To –> Notepad.

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