Personalization Add or Remove Send to Context Menu in Windows 11


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

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.


You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the Send to context menu.



EXAMPLE: Send to context menu

It is required to click/tap on Show more options first by default, then click/tap on Send to.


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Here's How:

1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

2 Add "Send to" context menu for all users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Send-to_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SendTo]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UserLibraryFolder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SendTo]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"

3 Remove "Send to" context menu for all users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Send-to_context_menu_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SendTo]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\UserLibraryFolder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\SendTo]

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Last edited:
Thanks Shawn.. that's something I can really use.
 

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System One

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Is there an easy way to keep the Send To menu, but edit what's in it? For example, in your screenshot at the top I'd want to remove the email and zipped file options, probably others, haven't checked mine yet.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro β
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    Laptop
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    32 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
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    27" 5K, 34" UW
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    Mon 1: 5120 × 2880 Mon 2: 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    32GB NVME, 1TB SSD
Is there an easy way to keep the Send To menu, but edit what's in it? For example, in your screenshot at the top I'd want to remove the email and zipped file options, probably others, haven't checked mine yet.

Hello, :)

There sure is.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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    Laptop
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

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