“Send to” Toys

As you probably know, one of the options on the right-click context menu in Windows Explorer is “Send To,” which includes several handy destinations. “Send to” Toys (StT), however, enhances that menu significantly, but it’s crucial to understand right up front that by using the Ctrl and/or Shift keys, StT becomes much more powerful than it looks at first glance.

Send to Clipboard (as name) enables you to select a bunch of files and folders and collectively copy their names into the clipboard. It will copy the entire path by default, but holding down Ctrl when selecting this command enables you to customize it.

Send to Command Prompt opens a DOS console window, setting the current directory to the selected folder. If the selection was a file, the folder containing the file will be the active directory and the name of the file will be typed for you at the prompt. Hold down the Ctrl to change the active directory to a different folder.

Send to Folder sends or copies selected files/folders to another folder. This displays a dialog box where you can browse and select the destination folder. Holding Shift moves the files rather than copy, and holding both Ctrl and Shift creates shortcuts instead of moving/copying. (New folder creation is not supported in Windows 95, 98, and NT.)

Send to Recycle Bin sends a file or files to the Recycle Bin. Better still, holding down the Ctrl key performs a file shredding.

Send to Default Mail Recipient is useful for those who often send email file attachments. Select a file and quickly email it to your pre-defined “default mail recipient.” If you want to email to someone else, press Ctrl and the “send to” address will not be populated.

Send to Favorites sends a file or folder as a link within the “Favorites” folder. Holding Ctrl displays the “Add Favorite” dialog, enabling you to specify where you want the link to be created.

Send to Quicklaunch obviously sends the selected item to Quicklaunch toolbar.

Send to Run sends the file or files to the “Run” command dialog box.

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