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I'm having an interesting problem with my send to menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro

    I'm having an interesting problem with my send to menu


    Hello everyone,

    I am new to the forums and I need some help desperately. I am running windows 8 Pro, and I have messed up my ability to right click something and click send to Desktop (create shortcut). I was messing around with the idea of creating a custom send to (create shortcut) option. I did the most stupid thing I could have ever done, I hit windows key + R and typed in shell:sendto this opened a folder containing all the send to shortcuts associated with the right click, send to menu. I right clicked the send to desktop (create shortcut) shortcut (in the folder that poped up when runing shell:sendto) and set it to run with note pad. Now I cannot send items to the desktop as a desktop anymore from the right click - send to menu. How can I set the send to desktop (create shortcut) as a shortcut as it was once before without redoing windows?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    See if Brink's tutorial can help you with your issue:

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    See if Brink's tutorial can help you with your issue:

    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Good luck.
    Hey thank you so much for the reply! I tried what he said but it didn't quite work :\ I think what is going on is that windows thinks the .desklink files (the format of the send to desktop file) are associated with a different program than what it was before.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,093
    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    So, if it is a mismanaged file association issue then try this Brink tutorial:

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Good luck (again).
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