How to Add Dropbox to the ‘Send To’ Context Menu on Windows 10

Adding Dropbox to the right-click Context menu on Windows 10 makes it easier to add files to it. Here’s how to set it up.

Dropbox is a cloud-based service that allows you to save and share files easily. Adding files to Dropbox folder(s) can sometimes be a convoluted process. You have to open the Dropbox folder and drag and drop the file. But you can add Dropbox to the right-click context menu on Windows 10. This makes it easier to add files to Dropbox. Then you can right-click a file and send it to a Dropbox folder. Here’s how to do it.

Add Dropbox to the ‘Send To’ Context Menu on Windows 10

The first thing you need to do is find the ‘Send To’ folder and there are a few ways to do it.

First, you can copy and paste the following path in the Search box and hit Enter:


 enter Path

Alternately, you can use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + R to launch the Run dialog and copy and paste the same path above and click OK or hit Enter.

path Run Line

Or you can use Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog and type: shell:sendto and click OK or hit the Enter key.

Shell Send To

Add Dropbox to Send To

No matter which way you do it, that will open File Explorer to the ‘Send To’ folder. Right-click the Dropbox folder from the left pane and drag it over to “SendTo” on the right.

Drag Dropbox to Send To

Let go of the mouse button and click Create shortcuts here from the menu.

create shortcuts here

Now you will have a shortcut to Dropbox listed in the ‘Send To’ directory and you can close out of File Explorer.

dropbox shortcut send to

The next time you want to easily send a file to your Dropbox folder, right-click on it and select Send to > Dropbox.

send file to dropbox

That’s all there is to it. The file you selected will be copied to your Dropbox. If you have multiple Dropbox folders you use often, just add them to the ‘SendTo’ folder the same way. Each of the folders you add will be available from the right-click Context menu.

This is an easy way to set up your system, so you can add files quickly to Dropbox. And to ensure your files are secure, make sure to enable two-step verification to your Dropbox account. Also, check out these 10 Dropbox tips and tricks for using the service more effectively.

And make sure to read our article on how to add other items to the Send To menu.

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  1. Lidia

    July 31, 2023 at 12:40 am

    Very useful to me, thanks!

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