Personalization Add or Remove Items in Send to Context Menu in Windows 11


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The Send to context menu allows you to quickly send a copy of items (ex: files, folders, libraries) to Bluetooth device, Compressed (zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Mail recipient, and removable and network drives.

To move an item instead of copy and item, you can right click or press and hold on a file or folder, click/tap on Show more options, click/tap on Send to, press and hold the Shift key, and click/tap on a drive or folder location in the Send to context menu.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove items in the Send to context menu in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Current User
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Specific User
  • Option Three: Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for New Users


EXAMPLE: Send to context menu

In Windows 11, it is required to click/tap on Show more options first by default, then click/tap on Send to.


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Option One

Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Current User


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Copy and paste shell:sendto into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

3 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

4 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


5 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can close this File Explorer window if you like.

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Option Two

Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for Specific User


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Set to Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

2 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

3 Navigate to the hidden folder below in File Explorer. (see screenshot below)

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Substitute <UserName> in the folder path above with the name of the profile folder (ex: "Brink3") of the user account you want to customize the "Send to" context menu for.

For example: C:\Users\Brink3\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo


4 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

5 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


6 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can close this File Explorer window if you like.

7 Set to Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives if wanted.

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Option Three

Add or Remove Items in Send To context menu for New Users


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The SendTo folder in this option is only applied to new accounts when added to the computer.


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Copy and paste the location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

3 To remove items from the "Send to" context menu, right click or press and hold on a shortcut of the item you want to remove in this SendTo folder, and click/tap on Delete.

4 To add items to the "Send to" context menu, create a shortcut of the location (ex: folder, drive, network location, etc...) you want to add in this SendTo folder.

You can use any name and icon you want for this shortcut.


5 When finished adding and removing shortcuts in the SendTo folder, you can close this File Explorer window if you like.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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