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How do I customize the send to command in Windows Vista

If you have never used the Send To menu, it is a great feature in Windows. This tip shows you how to use the Send To feature in Windows Vista.

If you have never used the Send To menu, it is a great feature in Windows. You simply right-click on a file and choose Send To (Figure A) to send the applicable file to Documents or Outlook. For example, you can right-click on a picture and choose Send To | Mail Recipient to email the document.

Figure A.

Did you know that you can customize the Send To menu in Windows Vista? Stay with me. You have several ways to get to the Send To folder in Windows Vista. If you have a Windows key, select Win + R | shell:sendto (Figure B).

Figure B.

You can also click the Start orb and type shell:sendto or paste the following in the Instant Search field: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo.

Let's say for example you wanted to add an item to the Send To menu to open files in Wordpad. Simply drag a shortcut to Wordpad into this folder (Figure C).

Figure C.

Whatever you can think of, you can drag a shortcut of. Be creative!

2 comments
roger.wilkerson
roger.wilkerson

How do I customize Vista with the "send to any folder"? I want to be able to send to any folder just as the freeware version for xp

rpbert4
rpbert4

Thanks for the "send to" instructions. Now, can I do the same thing to the "open with" command?

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