How to Customize the Send to Right-Click Menu in Windows 10

Ben Stegner 17-02-2017

Your right-click menu contains many shortcuts you never use How to Add & Remove Entries from the Windows Right-Click Menu Everyone loves shortcuts. Meanwhile, your context menu is cluttered with entries you never touch. We'll show you how to customize the right-click menu with shortcuts you'll actually want to use. Read More . What’s worse, the Send to menu, one of its sub-menus, is missing useful shortcuts.


Let us show you how to customize your Send to menu to remove links you don’t need and add shortcuts you’ll want to use.

Send to Folder Basics

If you haven’t seen the Send to folder in a while, or haven’t ever used it, it’s easy to access. Open up a File Explorer window and right-click on any file. Near the bottom of the context menu that pops up, you’ll see a Send to entry with an arrow next to it. Highlight this, and the Send to menu will slide out, revealing all its options 10 Little Known Features of Windows File Explorer Don’t let Windows File Explorer fool you with its plain looks. It’s capable of many more actions and tweaks than it lets on! Let us show you a bunch of them. Read More .

How to Customize the Send to Right-Click Menu in Windows 10 01 Send to Menu Windows

Depending on how much software you have installed, this menu could contain a handful of items or a few dozen. In addition to the below, you might also have Bluetooth device or various external devices listed. The default Windows entries are:

The inbuilt zipping folder option is okay, but you should probably have a better file compression software The Top 3 File Compression & Extraction Softwares Need to compress a large file? There's no shortage of file compression and archiving apps for Windows. But which file zipper is best for you? Here are our three top picks. Read More installed that can handle that functionality. If you often use Outlook, the mail recipient shortcut is handy. The desktop shortcut is probably the most useful on the default menu for most people, while the fax shortcut is pointless.


Clearly, the Send to menu could use some help. Thankfully, it’s not hard to edit these entries.

Accessing the Send to Editor

You don’t need any special software to make changes to this menu. You can find the shortcuts that power the Send to menu at the following location:


However, there’s a much faster way to jump to this menu. Into either a File Explorer window’s address bar or the versatile Run menu Everything You Must Know About The Run Dialog & Most Useful Commands Are you using the easiest way to save time on Windows? It's the Run dialog. We show you how to quickly create custom commands to open any program or file in two easy steps. Read More , just type this command:


This opens the same destination as the above. Once you’re here, you’ll see a shortcut file for each entry on the Send to menu. Delete a shortcut here, and it disappears from the Send to menu as well.


How to Customize the Send to Right-Click Menu in Windows 10 02 Send To AppData Folder

If you’re not sure where a shortcut comes from, right-click on it and click Open File Location. For example, we can see that the Fax Recipient shortcut comes from the WFS.exe (Windows Fax and Scan) program in the System32 folder. If you’re worried about deleting one of these and needing them later, just cut and paste them to a different folder for safekeeping instead.

You’re not limited to just deletions at this menu, either. You can add your own shortcuts to programs or folders just like the existing ones. To add a folder, right-click on it and choose Create shortcut. Windows might alert you that it has to create the shortcut on the desktop How to Create Windows Desktop Shortcuts the Easy Way Smart desktop shortcuts can save you mindless sifting through menus and folders. We show you quick & easy ways to create them. Read More , which is no problem. Cut and paste that new shortcut into the Send to folder, rename it if you like, and it will appear on your Send to menu.

To add a program as a shortcut, search for it using the Start Menu. Right-click and choose Open file location to access its executable, then right-click again on the resulting file and Create shortcut. Move that shortcut into the Send to folder, and it’ll be a new option for you.


How to Customize the Send to Right-Click Menu in Windows 10 03 Send To Chrome

Add More Options

The above method is perfectly fine for basic Send to editing, but you can go deeper with a program dedicated to helping with this task, Send To Toys. When you install it, you can choose which additional Send to commands you want to add. These include Send to clipboard, Send to Command Prompt, and Send to Run. If you’re not sure, leave them all checked and you can remove them later.

How to Customize the Send to Right-Click Menu in Windows 10 04 Send To Toys Folder Options

Once installed, open Send To Toys and you can easily remove any entries from the list just like the manual method. Click Add to browse out to any folder or program and easily add it to the list. You can also rename any shortcut by right-clicking on it and choosing Rename.


Some of the options feature extra configuration on the app’s other tabs. Click Folder to change the behavior for the Folder shortcut. You can select to send to the parent folder, the last used folder, or another folder of your choice. The Clipboard tab lets you change what happens when you send something to it via one of its shortcuts. Finally, you can specify a Default Mail Recipient if you often use that shortcut to send an email 25+ Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You More Productive Outlook is one of the most popular desktop email clients in use today. If you're one of those many Outlook users, the following keyboard shortcuts are sure to save you lots of time. Read More .

Getting “Send To” Just Right

The Send to menu is underappreciated 6 Underappreciated Features of the Windows Operating System There are plenty of Windows features you use every day, but some you might not have ever seen. Let's give these underrated tools some credit. Read More , but with just a few minutes you can clean up the junk and make it into an even better tool. It’s always just a click away, and doesn’t require any extra software bogging down your computer. Sending files from the File Explorer instead of always opening them from other programs cuts down on wasted time. Be sure to give this menu a shot if you’ve neglected it thus far!

Want to make another Windows tool better for you? Check out how to tweak the Taskbar to your needs 7 Tips for Customizing the Windows 10 Taskbar The taskbar remains a staple feature in Windows 10. It's been given a fresh look and new features, including Cortana. We show you all the tweaks to make the taskbar your own. Read More .

Which Send to shortcuts are indispensable for you? Let us know if you’ve used another tool to customize it, and share your favorite shortcuts down in the comments!

Related topics: Computer Maintenance, File Explorer, Windows Customization.

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  1. Marc
    May 2, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    When I use the Send To-> Mail Recipient feature in Explorer to send a file as an attachment, the email is in Plain Text and contains a warning text instead of my signature.

    Is there any way to make it use the HTML format and include my signature by default?
    I am using Windows 10 and Outlook 2010.

    • Rupert
      October 15, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      You have to select "as attachment"