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(Solved) - Send to

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  • Started 4 years ago by mountainman
  • Latest reply from LH
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mountainman
Posts: 27

In XP you could add to the send to menu. I had one that would send something to the desktop. In W-7 there is one that says Desktop short cut. I don't want a short-cut, I want it to be put there. Any help would be much appreciated

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
Posts: 1521

what exactly do you want to be put there on the desktop?
most applications with icons on the desktop are infact shortcuts.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

If you send to desktop, it will create a shortcut of that object on the desktop. But you can add any folder to the sendto menu. Type : shell:sendto into the start/search field and hit Enter. That brings the sendto folder up. Now you can drag any folder shortcut (e.g. Documents shortcut) from the desktop into that sendto folder. In that case the Documents folder will appear in the sendto context menu. You can even make a shortcut of the desktop itself and pull it into the sendto folder. Then you can send e.g. a picture directly to the desktop.

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LH
LH
Posts: 20002

Put the shortcut in the,
C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo folder

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mfletch
mfletch
Posts: 1434

Start | Run (type) shell:sendto (click Ok)

Next: Right-click in the right pane and select: New > shortcut
In the next dialog box click Browse and choose the shortcut you want adding

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lch41
Posts: 10

why not just cut and past it to the desktop?

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LH
LH
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Cos it wouldn't go in the Context menu.

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