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Quick Launch - Add to "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8

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    Quick Launch - Add to "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8

    Quick Launch - Add to "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8
    How to Add Quick Launch to "Send to" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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    19 Mar 2012
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    How to Add Quick Launch to "Send to" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8



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    This will show you how to add Quick Launch to the Send to context menu of your user account in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

    This will make it easer to add items you want to Quick Launch on the taskbar.


    EXAMPLE: Send to -> Quick Launch


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    Here's How:

    1. Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialog, type the command below, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could also manually navigate to the hidden C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo folder instead.


    shell:sendto


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    2. Right click or press and hold on an empty area in the SendTo folder, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)


    %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch


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    4.
    Type Quick Launch for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.

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    5.
    Quick Launch has now been added to the Send to context menu. You can now close the SendTo folder. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


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    There's a similar trick I got from Leo LaPorte on the old ScreenSavers show. It's like a recursive shortcut trick that works on every flavor of Windows that has a SendTo Menu. Open SendTo Menu as you describe above. Press Alt Up Arrow to navigate to the parent folder. Right click on the SendTo shortcut. Select Create Shortcut. You can rename it what you like but traditionally it has the name "Send To SendTo." Now cut the shortcut you just renamed and paste it into the SendTo folder. From now on you may copy any shortcut to the SendTo Menu by right clicking the shortcut, opening the SendTo Menu, and clicking the command "Send To SendTo."

    Note: make sure to only copy shortcuts, not exe files themselves.

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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hey Miles,

    Send To wouldn't move the .exe file, but only copy it. However, that could still be a good tutorial. I'll add it to my list.

    UPDATE:
    Good idea, but it's just to limited to only be able to use SendTo -> SendTo on shortcuts. Otherwise your getting copies of the actual files/folders/drivers/etc.... in the SendTo folder instead.
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    Vista and Win7


    I found that out the hard way. In Windows 7 it was so easy - shell:sendto in Search
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