Being able to send files quickly and easily to their proper locations via the context menu can help streamline your work flow, but what do you do if you want to add custom subfolders to the mix? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to help a reader send his files on their way.

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The Question

SuperUser reader Liturgist wants to know how to create subfolders in the Windows Explorer context “send to” menu:

I have many “send to” destinations in my context menu and would like to create “send to” subfolders for them as well. When I try, it will only create a real folder in the “send to” menu. When I select an item from the listings in the “send to” part of the context menu, I want it to expand out into a list of “send to” subfolder destinations for that item. Is this possible?

How do you create subfolders in the Windows Explorer context “send to” menu?

The Answer

SuperUser contributor guest has the answer for us:

An alternative approach for your reference:

Save the following as *.reg and import it to the registry (adapted from Sully at Wilders Security):


Add Cascading Menus for Programs in Desktop and My Computer Context Menus in Windows 7 and Later [AskVG]

Context menus in Windows and DOpus not always the same [Directory Opus Resource Center]

Addendum: Pseudo-Folder Menu

Save as C:\copy.js:

Import to the registry:


Invoke Windows Copy from PowerShell [StackOverflow]

Folder.CopyHere Method [Windows Dev Center – MSDN]

Cascading Context Menus via Static Registry Entries and ExtendedSubCommandsKey in Windows 7 [IO-Repo]

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Image Credits: Context Menu Screenshots – guest (SuperUser)

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