The Send To menu comes up when you right-click a documents, photos, or other items and gives you options on where to send it. Here’s how to customize it.
Windows 10 is a modern operating system that continues to evolve regularly with new features. Of course, some of the same features that have been around for years are still there. A good example is the Send To context menu. It’s the menu you get if you right-click a document, photo, or other item and gives you options on where to send it. Here’s how to set it up.
Delete or Add Locations
As I mentioned in the intro, Windows 10 is a modern OS for 2016, but it still has some legacy features that have been part of Windows for years. For example, right-click a document, and you’ll find some legacy items in the Send to category – Fax Recipient is the one that is the most obvious.
I am sure there are companies out there that still need to use the fax option, but not so much for the average home user.
To delete or add locations, hit Windows Key+R and type: shell:sendto and hit Enter.
The “SendTo” folder will open, and from here, you can delete locations that you’d never use and add more modern places. To get rid of a place, just right-click and hit Delete.
To add a location, drag its shortcut into the SentTo folder. In the screenshot below, I’m dragging a OneDrive shortcut over.
In the example below, I deleted Fax Recipient, Mail Recipient, and Documents. Then I added OneDrive, Slack, and a couple of network folders.
See Expanded Send To Menu
Here’s another cool tip to try. Hold down the Shift key while you right-click a document or other file and select Sent to. This time, you’ll see a lot more locations, perhaps places in Windows 10 that you didn’t know existed. It’s adding several of the default items from your Users folder on your system drive.
Also, you’ll see “Copy as path” on the context menu just above Send to. That is another good tip, and you can read more about using it in our article: How to Copy a File or Folder Path to the Clipboard in Windows.
Like these Windows UI features, the ability to customize the “Send To” menu is nothing new, and you can do it in previous versions of Windows as well. For more on that, you might want to check out our following articles.
- Add Google Drive to Send To Menu in Windows
- How to Add OneDrive to the Windows Send To Menu (Works for Windows 7 and higher)