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Add quick access to folders and applications in Windows 2000 Pro

If you frequently use certain folders and/or applications, there are a few ways you can access them quickly. Here's how.

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The Send To menu in Windows appears on the default context menu when you right-click a folder or file. By default, the Send To menu contains shortcuts to your system's floppy disk drive, the Desktop, My Documents, and a Mail Recipient item if an e-mail program is installed. When you select one of these menu items, Windows sends the item to the specified destination. In the case of the disk drive or folder, Windows copies the selected item to that location. If you choose Mail Recipient, your e-mail application starts with the item attached to a new message.

If you use other folders often, you can add them to the Send To menu to make it easy to copy files or folders to those locations. Likewise, you can add application shortcuts to the Send To menu to make it easy to open documents with specific types of applications. For example, you might add a shortcut to Notepad in Send To so you can easily open a file in Notepad.

Adding items to the Send To is easy—just add folder or application shortcuts to the Send To folder. You'll find the Send To folder in the hidden folder \Documents and Settings\(user)\SendTo, where (user) is the user profile name. Open this folder in Windows Explorer, right-click in the folder, and choose New | Shortcut. Or, simply right-click and drag a folder or application icon to the folder and choose Create Shortcut(s) Here.

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