Add Google Drive to the Send To Menu in Windows

You can easily add Google Drive to the Windows Send To menu so that you can easily copy files to Google Drive in a second. Here’s how to do it.

To copy files to Google Drive in Windows, you can drag and drop the file from any folder to Google Drive which isn’t the most convenient method. Here’s how you add a Google Drive shortcut to the Send To menu.

First of all, make sure you have Google Drive installed on your computer. If you haven’t, just install Google Drive and set it up.

Now, open Start Menu and type Run or simply press Windows Key + R to open the run command window.

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Paste Shell:sendto in the run window and hit enter. It will open the Send To folder where you can create shortcuts for different applications.

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Alternatively, you can open Windows Explorer, highlight the address bar area and paste C:\Users\i3geek\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo and open the Send To folder containing all Send To shortcuts.

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Right click in the Send To Folder, click on New and select Shortcut.

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In the location field, browse to the location of the local Google Drive folder you have created when you installed Google Drive and click Next.

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Type the name of the shortcut and click Finish.

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Now, the Google Drive shortcut will appear in the Send To menu in Windows.

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  1. Ocelotty1

    Excellent Tip. Thank you. Pity it can’t be done for Sky drive on XP, but I have just set the send to link for Dropbox as well, using your tip :)

    • Hammad

      Thanks. Glad it helped :)

    • chewbie

      Doesn’t SkyDrive work the same as in win7? For me it set up a folder on my local disk that it syncs with the clouds. whatever i send / copy there, it syncs.
      Isn’t it the same with XP ? Or is it that SendTo works differently under XP?

  2. Patrick

    Worked well. Thanks.

  3. slashusr

    Explorer -> Comment -> Send to -> “Excellent Tip!”

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