• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

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


Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,918
Quick Launch - Add to Send to Context Menu in Windows 8
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.
Published by Brink
#1
Category:
ByLine
How to Add Quick Launch to Send to Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
Synopsis
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.
How to Add Quick Launch to "Send to" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

information   Information
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 a copy of items you want to Quick Launch on the taskbar.


EXAMPLE: Send to -> Quick Launch
Example-Send-to.jpg


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
Run.jpg

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)
QL-3.jpg

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
Shortcut-1.jpg

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.
Shortcut-2.jpg

5. Quick Launch has now been added to the Send to context menu. You can now close the SendTo folder. (see screenshot below)
QL-4.jpg


That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

MilesAhead

Eclectician
VIP Member
Pro User
Posts
2,130
#2
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,918
#3
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.
 
Last edited:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

whs

New Member
VIP Member
Guru
Germany/Florida

Posts
4,514
#4
I found that out the hard way. In Windows 7 it was so easy - shell:sendto in Search
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Vista and Win7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
    Hard Drives
    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)