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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  • Thank you very much! Most helpful!

  • Thank you very much!

  • I want to add Documents to my Send to: this option I had it,but now it is no longer there.How do I restore or fix it?

  • Thanks a lot!

  • 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

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