[FIX] Missing Send To Options in Right Click Context Menu of Windows 8

By default in Windows, whenever we do a right click on an item in the Explorer, then in the context menu we got “Send to” option. Using this option we’re able to send the highlighted content to desired place with some of the predefined entries. Here is the Send to option inside right click context menu which I’m talking about:

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As you can see in the image above, the Send to option when highlighted, it gives us variety of option to send the current selection. Basically, the Send To option is managed by string entries inside Registry Editor. Recently, I came around an issue related to options provided next Send to as shown above. I was unable to get all the options available. Here is the screenshot of the situation so faced by me:

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If you’re also the victim of this issue, then in this article, I’m going to provide the working solution to this. As I mentioned earlier, Send to entries are managed by string in the Registry Editor, so fix can be done via modifying registry. Here is how to do that:

1. Press Windows Key + R and put regedit in Run dialog box, click OK to open Registry Editor.

REGEDIT

2. Navigate here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

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3. In the right pane of this location, look for the string named SendTo. If you don’t find it, then create one using Right click -> New -> String Value. The Value data for this string is the root cause of the issue. Since you’re facing the issue, then this string may be non-existence or having corrupted data. Double click on it to modify it, you’ll got this:

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4. Put the following Value data:

C:\Users\<USER NAME HERE>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

Replace the appropriates user name with <USER NAME HERE>. Click OK.

5. Now locate this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

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6. Similar to step 3, make sure the SendTo string exists here, if not then create one. Modify the string with following Value data and click OK:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

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That’s it! The issue should be fixed by now. You may close the Registry Editor and reboot to see the results.

Hope you enjoyed the article and find it useful…:)

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  1. Hopachi says:

    Nice find! Will be helpful to follow while facing the issue :)

  2. Bovo says:

    Didn’t work for me

  3. Heather says:

    I already had all the correct entries per your instructions. Still no “Send To” option.

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