Windows Vista: Customizing Send To Menu

As many of you have probably seen, you can quickly Send a file to a specific location by right clicking it and opening the Send To Menu. What many probably don’t know is that the locations in the menu are fully customizable. This can be quite handy when you save files. For instance, many Word […]

As many of you have probably seen, you can quickly Send a file to a specific location by right clicking it and opening the Send To Menu. What many probably don’t know is that the locations in the menu are fully customizable. This can be quite handy when you save files. For instance, many Word users know that when you save a document, you always start off at My Documents. It’s a big hassle for those with a huge file directory to click 6+ times before arriving at their destination each time. Instead, they could save it in My Documents as a temp and Send the files to a specified location. That’s just an example of how you can use it. Anyway, let me cut to the chase and go into how to customize the menu.

So this is what the default Send To menu looks like on my computer. I hope yours looks cleaner.

Windows Vista

You first need to access the following directory, which you can do by opening the Start Menu and entering this into the search bar:

%UserProfile%\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Sendto

Once you type that in, you should arrive at the Send To folder. Here you can modify the menu as you choose by deleting icons you don’t want, and adding Shortcuts of the items you want. For example, if you want the files to be sent to the Archived Downloads Folder on your desktop, make sure to create a shortcut of it, and then place the shortcut into this folder. You can also change the names of the locations.

Customize Icons

Once you are finished, the changes are made immediately:

Customize Icons

To get the above, I deleted all the icons. I just wanted to show that those four icons cannot be deleted. Other than that, this should be pretty straight forward.

Source:→ Vistawired

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