Customize and Add items to Send To Menu in Windows 10/8/7

The Send To Menu in Windows lets you send files easily to various destinations. If you like to send your files to a particular destination folder regularly, or if you find that your Windows has added too many places to ‘Send To’ of your right-click context menu, you might just want to add or delete a few items from this Send To menu.

Add items to Send To Menu in Windows

Add items to Send To Menu in Windows

If you wish to add, remove, edit items from Explorer Send To Menu in Windows 10/8/7, here is how you can do it.

Copy the following path in your Explorer address bar and click on the Go arrow. Remember to replace <username> with your username.


You can see here, the contents or destinations where you can Send To.


To add items to the Send To menu, you can add the shortcut of any particular folder here. For example, I have a folder D:\Downloads which I use frequently to Send To. So, I open D Drive, right-click in this folder and select Create Shortcut, then cut-paste this shortcut in this SendTo folder.


The Downloads folder will now appear in the Send To menu.

In case there are some items you don’t use at all, you might want to consider removing them. If you have too many 3rd-party items in your Send To menu and want to remove them, you can simply delete those items from the SendTo folder. This way if you find your Send To menu opens slow, or your cursor hangs at the Send To menu, you will now see that after reducing the number of items, this menu opens up faster.

Freeware to add items to Send To menu

If you are looking for a 3rd-party freeware that lets you quickly customize the send To menu, you can try Send To Toys or sendtosendto. These shell extensions that allows you to easily add new entries to the Windows Send To option in the right-click context menu. You can now applications and folders to it. For example, one can even add Dropbox to the Send To context menu.

Bonus Tip

Send To item missing in context menu

In case you find that Send To is missing from your right click context menu, to add it back, name the key Send To instead, and give it value:


Learn how to expand & see the hidden Send To menu in Windows 10/8/7. Check this if post your Send To Menu is not working. You may also want to check out our post on Add Move To or Copy To to Explorer Right-Click Context Menu in Windows.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. P.Yew

    I add a link to the SendTo folder in the SendTo folder so anything I drop on it gets sent to… the SendTo folder. You have to use shortcuts or the original item will be copied there.

  2. Yes, you have to use shortcuts. I have mentioned this in the post.

  3. aharon

    another easy way: type in explorer “shell:sendto” and paste shortcut to the new item.

  4. Yes that too. I forgot! Good you mentioned this.

  5. George Melendez Correa

    Isn’t this just WONDERFUL….. now I can just add or delete what ever folders I want, no more fuss or jumping around looking for folders or files that I us the most. Thanks’ a lot for this valuable tweak….
    Bye for now and have a nice day….

  6. Tim Adams

    Thanks alot! My context menu was cleaned and I coudn’t figure out how to fix it! I still don’t know how it got cleared although.

  7. Tim Adams

    You should mention how to access the AppData folder. I think it’s hidden on my computer, but that is probably best left for another article.

  8. Type in the directory %AppData%.

  9. Where's the Beef?

    What about “send path to clipboard” like what used to be in Powertoys? For win 7? Possible?

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