How to Restore Missing “Send To” Menuitem in File and Folder Context Menus in Windows?

Many times Windows users don't get "Send To" menuitem in context menu (right-click menu) in Windows Explorer. Whenever they right-click on a file/folder, they don't get "Send To" menuitem in context menu as shown in following screenshot:

This problem occurs when a required registry key gets corrupted or deleted in Windows Registry.

If you also facing this problem and can't find "Send To" menu item in file/folder context menu, this article will help you.

To fix this problem, copy following piece of code and paste it in Notepad. After that save the file with the name "Sendto.REG" (including double-quotes):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]

Now double-click on the REG file and accept the confirmation. It'll immediately add missing Send To menu.

PS: For your convenience, we are also providing a ready-made Registry script. Simply download following Zip file, extract it and then run the extracted .REG file:

Download Registry Script

It'll ask for confirmation, accept it. That's it. It'll restore the missing "Send To" menu item and you can use it without any problem.

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Posted in: Troubleshooting, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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  • thanks for helping to deliver the solution I have returned to normal laptop and transfer files to flash

  • Thanks for the Send To reg file. Very very helpful. This is what the net is all about and you have exceeded all expectations with your unknown help.

  • I did all that you said but it still is not in the context menu. If I go to the "Send to " folder it is there but it simply still does not display in the context menu. What now?

  • i have also done what u said but again the same problem send to is there but it only displays DVD option in context menu. even when i type shell:sendto in run it gives an error. please help

  • Thanks and it worked instantly and no reboot required.

  • For those of you still having problems with this even though you followed these steps I have one more thing you can check and it is an easy fix.
    Make sure the files are not marked hidden. You need to be able to see those folders. Just an easy fix I came across while troubleshooting here.

  • Is this supposed to work in W7? It didn't work in mine. The only sendto option that I get these days is "DVD drive..." (and I don't even have a DVD drive! There must be some way to fix this in the registry (besides this "fix")...anybody know how?

  • VG

    ^^ Try following:

  • In Win10 Mail, I'm trying to create a "send to" option upon right clicking a photo. This would allow me to transfer photos directly to the flash drive, as I have done for the past several years on my previous Vista system.
    I can edit the Send to folder in Explorer but still no "send to" option in mail -completely missing. It only displays "open" or "save" as options on right clicking the photo.

    Thanks in advance!

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