How to Add Folder to “Send To” Menu in Windows 10 (and Programs too)

Send to option, which appears in the right-click context menu is one of the oldest features in Windows 10. Typically, you will see the “send to” option when you right-click on a file or folder. Follow the below steps to add custom folders to the send to menu in Windows 10.

The default “send to” menu has destinations like Bluetooth device, compressed folder, desktop shortcut, fax recipient, mail recipient, etc. You will also see the removable device too if it is plugged in.

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The default options are good but they are not that useful considering one is fax recipient and the other is mail recipient. If you hold down the shift key while right-clicking, you will see an extended send to menu with a whole bunch of other options. Even then, the additional options are not that great. To fix that, you can add folders to send to menu to get most out of it.

For instance, if you add your favorite folder to send to menu, you can move files and folders from the downloads folder to it with just a couple of clicks. No need to copy/cut and paste. Other than folders, you can add specific files and programs to the send to menu. So, let me show you how to add folders to send to menu in Windows 10.

The same method works in Windows 7 and 8 too.

Add Folders to “Send to” Menu

Fortunately, it is rather easy to add folders to send to menu. All you have to do is add the target folder shortcut to the “send to” folder. Send to is a special folder in Windows.

1. First, press Win + R to open the Run dialog box. In the run dialog box, enter shell:sendto and press Enter.

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2. As soon as you press enter, the SendTo folder will be opened in the File Explorer. Here you will see all the shortcuts available in the send to menu.

3. Now, to add a folder to the send to menu. Find the folder you want to add, select the target folder, hold down the Alt key and drag and drop it into the send to folder.

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4. If you want to, you can rename the shortcut to whatever you want.

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5. That is all, you’ve added the folder to the send to menu.

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Add Programs to Send To Menu

As I said before, you can also add programs to the send to list.

To add a program to send to list, hold down the Alt key and drag and drop the EXE file of the program. By adding a program to the send to menu, you can quickly send the file or folder to that program. This eliminates the need to open the program and then added the files manually.

For example, I FileOptimiser to compress images. So, I added FileOptimizer to the send to menu. When I want to optimize the images, I simply select all of them and select FileOptimizer from the send to menu. This action will instantly launch the FileOptimizer, add the files, and start optimizing them.

Handy, isn’t it?

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Hope that helps and it is that simple to add folders to send to menu. Comment below sharing what folder or programs you’ve added to the send to menu.

3 thoughts on “How to Add Folder to “Send To” Menu in Windows 10 (and Programs too)”

  1. Succinct and helpful. I added several “favorite” folders, including network folders, as well as a few of my “go to” programs. Flawless – thanks!

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