Create a new Send to shortcut

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
More Windows Send to options

The Send to is a feature that enables users to send programs to an alternate location, or a location where you store all your files. An example of the send to feature is right-clicking a file and clicking send to and then the floppy disk drive. Users can create their own send to destinations by following the steps below.

Creating a Send to in Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10

Open Windows Explorer and create a shortcut to the program you want to have in the below SendTo directory.

C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Note

To see the AppData folder, you must have show hidden files enabled.

Tip

The <user> is the name of the user logging into the computer.

Once the above steps have been completed, the new shortcut will appear when you right-click on any file and choose the Send to option.

Bonus Tip: View more Send to options in Windows.

Windows XP users

Note

To see the SendTo folder, you must have show hidden files enabled.

Open Windows Explorer and create a shortcut to the program you want to have in the below SendTo directory.

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\SendTo

Tip

The <username> is the name of the user logging into the computer.

Once the above steps have been completed, the new shortcut will appear when you, right-click on any file and choose the Send to option.

Windows 95, 98, and ME users

Create a shortcut in the windows\sendto directory.

Once the above steps have been completed, the new shortcut will appear when you right-click on any file and choose the Send to option.

Additional information

  • See our Send to definition for further information and related links on this term.