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Add Dropbox to the Windows 7 Context Menu

Adding your Dropbox folder to the “Send To” context menu on Windows 7 is a breeze. Here’s how to do it.

Adding Dropbox to the Windows 7 “Send to” context menu makes adding files to Dropbox easier. Here’s a look at how to do it.

Add Dropbox to Windows 7 Context Menu

Click Start and type: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo in the Search box and hit Enter.

Start Menu

Now right-click the Dropbox folder under Favorites and hold down the mouse button.
dropbox shortcut

Release the folder then select Create Shortcuts Here. If you don’t have Dropbox listed under Favorites, drag the Dropbox icon from where it’s located.

Create Shortcuts Here

This puts a shortcut to Dropbox in the “SendTo” directory and then close out of the Explorer window.

Close Explorer

To help identify the folder locations, rename the shortcuts.

Rename Folders

Now when you right-click a file or folder, Dropbox appears on the Context Menu.

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If you have several folders in Dropbox, use the same steps to drill down to specific folders in Dropbox. Here’s an example of a few different folders from my Dropbox directory.

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That’s all there is to it. Now you have easier access to your Dropbox folder to save files.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. rob

    December 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

    that was awesome, thanks

  2. alice

    December 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Didn’t know I needed it.until.I added it. Thnx groovy!

  3. Chaitanya

    January 10, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Dropbox is a built in installation in Windows 7 or we need to install it separately? and then we need to follow above steps?

    • Steve Krause

      January 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Dropbox is a seperate but FREE application. Here’s our article that talks about what it does and how to set it up – http://gpo.st/1t0

      • Chaitanya

        January 10, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        Thanks Steve.

  4. Mike

    March 27, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Followed the steps and also tried this different ways but isn’t working. The link is created. The problem is when I try the send to command, only the dropbox folder location opens. The file is not sent or copied there.
    I can only copy files and paste them in dropbox. Any ideas?

  5. pfftwhatev

    September 6, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Perfect! Don’t know why Dropbox doesn’t include this as a part of their standard install. Thanks dude!

    • Steve Krause

      September 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      Yeah no kidding. Makes things much easier.

      Sent from my Mobile

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