Windows 7 - SendTo items not working

Asked By WrongWayWade on 01-Mar-11 11:34 PM
I have shortcuts for Internet Explorer, Word 2003 and Excel 2003 in my
SendTo folder

C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\SendTo

However, in Windows Explorer when I right-click on a file and select Send
To, those three items do NOT appear in the displayed menu, but the rest of
the shortcuts in my Send To folder ARE shown in the menu.

What's up with that?  (Windows XP SP3, all patches applied.)

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glee replied to WrongWayWade on 01-Mar-11 11:51 PM
Go here:
Shortcuts in the "Send To" folder not appearing in the menu?
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sendtofix.htm

Scroll down past the Google Ads, and read the page.
Download the script "fixsendto.vbs" to your system and run it.
There is a link for the script about halfway down the web page.  Here is
a direct link:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/reg/fixsendto.vbs

Post back and let us know if it worked for you.
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Tester replied to WrongWayWade on 02-Mar-11 12:06 AM
You do not send to those three applications but you open them in those
applications.  The easiest way is to double-click on the file and the
correct application will open.

Alternatively, you could select "Open With" when you right-click on
those files.
Hot-text replied to Tester on 02-Mar-11 01:22 AM
If it Open With OpenOffice as a Defeat
You have to use Select Send  To make it Open With Word 2003 and Excel 2003!

That how it is for some of ut and we like that way!
For Glee have it so go back to Bed!
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Tester replied to Hot-text on 02-Mar-11 01:44 AM
You are another fucker using open office when the OP has clearly stated
he is using Word 2003.

Go to bed and masturbate or fuck your daughter you paedophile!
glee replied to Tester on 02-Mar-11 08:46 AM
Sending a file to one of those apps via a "Send To" shortcut opens the
file with that app.  That's exactly the point and purpose of being able
to add shortcuts to "SendTo".  You DO send to those applications.

Many programs even have the option to add themselves to Send To.  Irfan
Viewer, for example, allows you to add a shortcut to Irfan Viewer to the
Send To menu.  You can then right-click an image file> Send To> Irfan
View, and the image opens in the app, regardless of whether it is the
registered app for the image file type.
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MS MVP  Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
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WrongWayWade replied to glee on 02-Mar-11 10:50 AM
This sounded exactly like what I needed but it did not work.

HOWEVER, I did figure it out.  If you just copy the magic Microsoft
shortcuts that appear in your QuickLaunch bar or on your desktop to your
SendTo folder, that does not work. You have to navigate to the actual
executable file itself (i.e. C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE) and create a shortcut from that file; that is
what you need to make SendTo work.

I think the referenced mvps.org webpage is correct and provides a valuable
.vbs fixup, but that was not what I was suffering from.  I was just making
the shortcut from the wrong source.



AND to 'Tester' who wrote this jewel:


There is nothing more idiotic than answering "No, No! you do not want to do
that!! (even though it is a perfectly legitimate Windows function).  Do this
other completely different thing."  If that is the best you can come up with,
remain silent and skip the confirmation step of letting people know you are
an idjit.

(Note:  it IS legitiamte to use SendTo to send a .txt file to Word, for
example, or any file with a bogus or missing extension.  Double-clicking
does not get you there. And Open With often does not list the program you
want.)

it is like the dimwits that read a question like "I am having this small,
specific problem with IE", and their answer is "Use Google Chrome."
Sheesh.

TY to glee.

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Gregg C.
glee replied to WrongWayWade on 02-Mar-11 11:45 AM
The problem I think you had is that the shortcuts you were copying were
not "normal" shortcuts.  If you look at the shortcut that is created on
the Start Menu, to Word for example, when you install Office, you will
see the properties of the shortcut are not like those of a normal
shortcut  (Right-click the shortcut and click Properties).   The Target
field is not properly filled, and there are other differences.  That's
why they do not work as expected when you try copying them for another
usage.  So, you have to create a shortcut the "long" way in order to get
the proper shortcut properties.

Glad you figured it out.  I did not know from your original post that you
were copying those shortcuts rather than creating them.
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MS MVP  Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
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Hot-text replied to Tester on 02-Mar-11 01:38 PM
And the firstborn said unto the younger,
Our father is old,
and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of
all the earth:

Come,
let us make our father drink wine,
and we will lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.

And they made their father drink wine that night:
and the firstborn went in,
and lay with her father;
and he perceived not when she lay down,
nor when she arose.

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that the firstborn said unto the younger,
Behold,
I lay yester night with my father:
let us make him drink wine this night also;
and go thou in, and lie with him,
that we may preserve seed of our father.

And they made their father drink wine that night also:
and the younger arose,
and lay with him;
and he perceived not when she lay down,
nor when she arose.

Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

And the first born bare a son,
and called his name Moab:
the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

And the younger,
she also bare a son,
and called his name Benammi:
the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.


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Bullwinkle replied to Hot-text on 02-Mar-11 04:26 PM
Lookie here, it is bd's newest stooge.

Hi Stooge.
Tester replied to glee on 02-Mar-11 07:44 PM
You do not send anything to those applications.  YOU OPEN WITH THOSE
APPLICATIONS.  Always use the correct terminology to get any meaningful
assistance.

You send idiots like you to Coventry but since your daughter is doing a
good job on my cock, we will not send you anywhere.
glee replied to Tester on 03-Mar-11 01:17 AM
Your stupidity never ceases, moron.  You cannot even grasp the concept of
the Send To folder.
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MS MVP  Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+
http://dts-l.net/
Bill in Co replied to glee on 03-Mar-11 01:44 AM
The maturity level seems a bit underwhelming.  :-)
Bill in Co replied to glee on 03-Mar-11 01:56 AM
Since we are on the topic of using "Send To", I seem to recall a weird
anomaly in using it to open some files;  by using "Send To" to open the
document, some apps only showed or used an 8.3 filename for the document,
which was pretty annoying. Know what I am referring to, Glen?

I do not think this 8.3 behavior happened with ALL apps, just some of them.
The problem did NOT happen when opening the file directly in the program (MS
Works or Word or some other app - cannot remember which now).

Still, using Send To was sometimes a bit more convenient when working in
Windows Explorer and wanting to quickly open some file in a short list of
programs already cleared for such (by having them in Send To).  And I do not
think this issue was due to copying shortcuts from the desktop.  As I seem
to recall, even if you made a shortcut to the exe file in its program
directory and moved that to Send To, it still was problematic, at least as I
recall.
dadiOH replied to Tester on 03-Mar-11 09:15 AM
Daughter?  I would have thought you would prefer son.

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Tim Meddick replied to Bill in Co on 03-Mar-11 02:47 PM
I think it is very sad, myself...

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Tester replied to dadiOH on 03-Mar-11 09:17 PM
Why.  Are you saying your son is also in cock sucking business?  I
believe Nil and Glee are into that sort of things also.  I suggest
contact them to get your son into some paid employment before he becomes
another serial killer.
Tester replied to Tim Meddick on 03-Mar-11 09:19 PM
I am not surprised.  All Peckham boys are rapists, serial killers and
muggers and this can make them sad most of the time.
Tester replied to glee on 03-Mar-11 09:21 PM
Now a moron like you will never learn to use the correct terminology.
How's your daughter these days?  Is she still sore after that gang bang
with 20 Jamaican boys?
Tester replied to Bill in Co on 03-Mar-11 09:23 PM
Have you thought of getting some help?  Middle age men like you have the
tendency to suffer from male form of menopause so it is a good idea to
seek some help before you start killing anybody.
Tim Meddick replied to Tester on 04-Mar-11 09:05 AM
All I said was - did you not read the Original Post? - because, had you
done so, it clearly stated that he had tried [MBAM.exe], and mine was an
invitation to explain your thinking when you wrote your comments...

My comments did not warrant your libellous and base response.

Your mind belongs in the gutter, as it takes someone like you to come out
with the all the things it does - nasty!

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