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Right click on file, send to Mail Recipient

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    Windows 8.1

    Right click on file, send to Mail Recipient


    good old right click on a document, send to Mail Recipient..

    how can i get this to work in desktop area of windows 8.1 computer.

    I have the email client for live.com working in the tiles area of windows 8.1, but i usually always drop down to desktop to work. after all these years doing it that way its just familiar to me..

    i know i can open a web mail interface and attach a file but its so much quicker going the right click way.

    i didn't realize how often i am looking at the file and sending to mail that way.

    any help would be appreciated.

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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    The easiest way is to install Windows Live Mail and set up with your email account(s) then you can right click on the document/picture/music etc... and select sendto.
    Here's an example, I selected 3 documents: a text file, an image and a word document then right click->Sendto. Windows live mail will open with these 3 as attachments.

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    In addition, If you've already have the email opened, you can also drag and drop your documents into the programs as attachments.
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    Windows 8.1


    HALLELUJAH !!!! It worked..

    A nice concise explanation and fix.. I've been struggling with this for two weeks.. Ever since I received my new laptop with Windows 8.1 on it.. I was ready to format the drive with Windows 7. I was REALLY missing that send to option...

    THANK YOU !!!
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Right click on file, send to Mail Recipient
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