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Missing Send To folder

  1. #11


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To Folder


    Hi Brink, I ran the SFC/SCANNOW a number of times. Sadly no result. When I run the Replace missing Send To
    Folder, it asks permission and finishes with software installed, all as normal, yet there is no sign of the folder
    anywhere. It obviously doesn't install or certainly not in the right place. Is there any chance of an updated
    version of this software being available to do the installation?
    Would going to Roaming Apps and adding a folder named Send To, situated where it should be, achieve anything or indeed be possible? I suppose it requires additional data.
    Is my case the only one you are aware of? I see online there are queries from others about Send To, that seem to
    show only the DVD drive as an option, as mine does, but don't mention if the system Send To folder is missing.
    I am reluctant to at this stage run a full system recovery or a refresh, as the time involved updating doesn't justify having Send To working correctly. I suppose I am also not entirely confidant that Send To would be restored. Nevertheless I would be delighted to have it there as part of the System.

    Regards and thanks again, Viddy

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  2. #12


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, go ahead and create a new folder with the name SendTo in the hidden location below.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows

    Afterwards, do this:

    1. Check the registry location below......

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

    ...to make sure that SendTo has the "Data" value of this below:

    C:\Users\(your user name instead)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    2. Check the registry location below......

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    ...to make sure that SendTo has the "Data" value of this below:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

    When finished, restart your PC.

    See if the default SendTo items are in the folder. If not, then use the tutorial below to restore them. When finished, see if you have them in the SendTo context menu.

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #13


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Thanks again Brink. I will certainly do this. However will probably get some expert assistance as soon as
    available. May be a few days.

    Regards. Viddy
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have Viddy.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Hi Brink, Hooray. All good so far. All the file addresses were where they should have been and the folder
    now opens with the simple Run entry shell:sendto. Will be able to add to the folder and be up and away.

    Once one is used to W8, access to Regedit etc is quick and easy. Biggest problem is how used one became to
    7 or whatever. Very pleased not to do a system recovery, while I haven't had this computer for long, there are a lot
    of programs loaded and even refresh would have taken a while.

    Most of all, thank you for all the clear advice and immediate responses, I am really grateful.

    Regards, Viddy
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  6. #16


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Viddy. I'm happy to hear that it's all sorted now.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Hi Brink, As expected, selected Send To context items installed and running.

    Thanks again, Viddy.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Seng To


    Hi Brink, Still have a problem. With Send To > Mail Recipient, the Mail page does not open and the selected files are left sitting in the Send To system folder. I use Windows Live Mail and I have checked that this program has all
    three Default Options checked.
    Should of course have checked this after the installation. It all looked right and I thought OK for tomorrow.

    Regards, Viddy
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Viddy,

    Double check to see if you have a small window like below that may be hidden behind any other opened windows. This is what you would normally see after clicking Send to -> Mail recipient with image files.

    Click image for larger version
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  10. #20


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Hi Brink, No sign of that box, I know the one you mean. Nothing on the taskbar. The mail shortcut I have there
    doesn't change colour or size, nothing in the Notification area.
    The Mail recipient shortcut was downloaded from the list of Microsoft Menu Items,

    Viddy
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