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(Solved) - Send To -> Folder

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  • Started 1 year ago by Guidez
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Guidez
Posts: 47

Hi all,

I've always wanted to have this on my computer but I can't seem to find it anywhere on the internet. I'd like to be able to right click a file "To Do.txt", and send it to a folder having the same name. It would save me the trouble of creating a folder, renaming it, and then move the file(s) to the folder.

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whs
whs
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Type SHELL:SENDTO into start/search and hit enter. That opens the sendto folder. You now can drag a shortcut of any folder (best from the desktop) into this folder. Close the sendto folder and check in your right click sendto.

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Guidez
Posts: 47

I don't want to send a file to a specific folder on my computer. I want to basically move a file into a folder of the same name. (1) create folder (2) move file to folder

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whs
whs
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Then try this: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....lick-menu/

With the "Move to folder", you can create a new folder on the fly.

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Xhi
Xhi
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Having only one file the same name as the folder sort of defeats the purpose of a folder doesn't it? I can't imagine why the developers did not think to provide this capability.

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Guidez
Posts: 47

If you can compress files with the send to, then why can't you create a folder with them?

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whs
whs
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Ask Microsoft. Who else do you expect to answer that.

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Guidez
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People who know their stuff.

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Ruja
Posts: 230

Open notepad and paste the following text:

mkdir "%~p1%~n1"
move %1 "%~p1%~n1"

Save as Archive.bat (remember to select "All files (*.*)" to avoid the .txt extension).
Follow these steps to add a context menu entry for it:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....all-files/

You just need to replace notepad.exe with the complete path to this BAT, e.g. set the "Default" value to:
"C:\Users\MyName\Programs\Archive.bat" "%1"
depending on where you saved it. Use double quotes both in the path and for the "%1".

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Guidez
Posts: 47

There's a useful answer :)

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Guidez
Posts: 47

UPDATE: Lori actually wrote an article about this. Tutorial

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