Downloading a lot of files these days is very easy and fast! A problem with this is that if you do not do some management, things start cluttering up even faster. Let’s look at one of such management techniques – "The Right Click Send To Menu". In this article we will be customizing the right click menu’s Send To option you get on clicking on a file or folder, plus there will be a few "Send To" tricks!
The procedure for customizing the "Send To" menu is same for both XP and Vista. Let’s say you want to add My Music to the Send To menu, you will have to:
- Open the run dialog box (Win + r) or Start > Run
- Type sendto and hit enter. The "Send To" folder will open.
- Then create a shortcut to the My Music folder in the Send To folder and you are done!
Now when you Right Click on any file or folder and choose "Send To", you will see "My Music" listed there. You can add as many item to the Send To menu as you please. Not only folders but you can also add the following:
- Disk drives (local or network)
- Fax printers
- Windows-based programs
- Compressed (zipped) folders
- The desktop
- Mail recipients
- The My Documents folder
To Remove an entry from the Send To menu you would just have to remove its shortcut from the SendTo folder.
Copying, Moving and Send To tricks:
First off just to set things straight Copying a file or folder means that a "Copy" of the file or folder is created in the new location, while Moving a file or folder means that you "Cut" the file or folder and then paste it in its new location. Since we have customized the Send To menu thus we have taken care of all this and we can achieve all this in one single step.
- To Copy to the destination:
- Simply Right Click on the file/folder and choose Send To and then the destination
- To Move to the destination:
- Left Click to select, Shift + Right Click on the file/folder and hold down Shift while you choose Send To and then the destination
- To Create a Shortcut at destination:
- Ctrl + Shift + Right Click on the file/folder and hold down Ctrl + Shift while you choose Send To and then the destination
Note that these tricks also apply in general when you drag and drop files from one window to another (only you don’t need to right click in that case).
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