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Missing Send To folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Missing Send To folder


    I have a new HP desktop, 8 months old, with Windows 8. Send To has never worked properly. The only items showing
    are BD-ROM DRIVE (E), or Removable Disc (F) when a flash drive is inserted.

    I cannot find the Send To folder using, Run > shell:sendto, or with Search. I have used Refresh with no result.
    As the Send To has never worked from new, it would appears to be missing from the software, or the software as
    written is unreliable. A software update would seem to be what is required to resolve the problem

    From the number of enquiries on line and in the forums, it appears to be a major problem. Can we hope for a resolution when 8.1 is released.

    It did work perfectly with XP, Vista, and Seven after all.

    Viddy

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Viddy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can use the tutorial below to help restore any missing "Send to" context menu items in Windows 8.
    However, if you are wanting to send to a folder, then you may be referring to the "Move to folder" and "Copy to folder" context menu items instead.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Missing Send To folder


    Thank you Brink, I have installed the Send To folder using the download software. It installed without any problems, but I am still unable to open the folder using -------
    Run > shell:sendto or > C:\User\Name\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo My own name entered of course.
    The Send To option in the Drop Down menu also does not open with further options using > Shift + right click.
    Using Search does not find the folder.
    Is there another way to find Send To folder, and is what I require a repair to the link to the Send To menu?
    Send To works fine with the DVD Drive and the USB ports
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    How does the "Move to folder" and "Copy to folder" option above work for what you are wanting to do?

    Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what your see with "Send to" to see if it may help ID the issue.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8


    Click image for larger version

    Brink, I am sorry it is not very big. Seems to be same size if I send as an attachment.

    Copy to and Move to work perfectly. The ones I am using though are from a bit of software that has been around for years and I have used on all my computers since XP. They don't have an email option.

    Thank you indeed for your help. It is much appreciated. Regards, Viddy
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hmm, ok. What are you right clicking on?

    What does it open when you use either below in the Run (+R) dialog to open the hidden SendTo folder?

    shell:sendto


    or

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


    If the "SendTo" folder is not there, then see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Hi Brink, thanks again. Run Box messages - enter > Shell:sendto, Windows cannot find shell:sendto.

    Enter C:\User\Alister\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Send To -

    C-as above, refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network.
    Check to make sure that the disc is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the internet or your network
    and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information may have been moved to a different location.

    It has to be on the hard drive. I ran the re install Send To software, twice in fact, and that appeared to install
    normally. Send To is on the right click menu and works with the DVD drive and USB ports.

    Do I need to open the hidden files to make them available for search

    Regards, Viddy
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  8. #8


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Shell:sendto should open to your SendTo folder no matter if it's still set to be hidden or not.

    If you manually navigate to the hidden ( <- see link) folder below, is it there? You'll need to set Windows to show hidden files to see the AppData folder.

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

    If the SendTo folder is not there even when you have Windows set to show hidden files, then go ahead and run a sfc /scannow command to see if it may help restore it since this is a system folder.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jul 2013 at 20:01. Reason: correction
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  9. #9


    Posts : 27
    Windows 8

    Send To


    Brink, Will the folder will be named Send To? Under App Data either as Administrator or User Alister, there is no
    Send To file in Local, Local Low or Roaming, or as expected in the programme files. Wonder it goes?

    This computer, 6 months old, HP, runs an i17 Quad core in an 18 thread configuration. High performance for video editing. When I got it, Live Photo Gallery kept crashing when editing photos. Eventually turned out to be a conflict
    With Nividea graphics or driver and Windows 8. Over a month or so HP tried new graphics cards, mother board,
    hard drive without success. Totally resolved when the Nividea Windows problem was settled.

    While this was happening, a number of system recovery, restore and refresh were run, and after each I tried
    Send To, and it was the same as now. I wasn't concerned as I thought it was a simple matter of adding shortcuts to the Send To folder. If only.

    Just a check that there isn't a software update to install the folder before I get into the Command line process.
    Not greatly experienced in that area.

    Regards and thanks, Viddy
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  10. #10


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, it should be named "SendTo" like below. If it's not there, the run the SFC /SCANNOW command to see if it may be able to restore it.

    Click image for larger version
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