"Send To" Shortcut

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I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right click on
an item to Send To a destination.
I have found where that folder is
located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this folder, but
when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing in the options when
I right click and Send To.
The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my digital
photos before renaming them.

Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old Digital
Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then tried to delete
the folder and it would not let me. Just a little confused on that one. I
don't think that it is protected. When renaming it, the error message pops
up so fast and disappears that I can't even read what it is telling me.

Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Datman
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    "Datman" <datman@alltel.net> wrote in message
    news:%23fH8LZxzEHA.2040@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl
    > I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right
    > click on an item to Send To a destination.
    > I have found where that folder is
    > located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
    > I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this
    > folder, but when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing
    > in the options when I right click and Send To.
    > The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my
    > digital photos before renaming them.
    >
    > Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old
    > Digital Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then
    > tried to delete the folder and it would not let me. Just a little
    > confused on that one. I don't think that it is protected. When
    > renaming it, the error message pops up so fast and disappears that I
    > can't even read what it is telling me.
    > Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Datman

    I didn't even though that was there, but that config folder is a template.
    You want:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\SendTo
    or
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\SendTo
    If you want all users to have the shortcut.

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  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi Datman ... Have you try to delete this folder while in Safe Mode ??
    Instruction in how to start Safe mode , Either of the 2 method will work ,
    just choice one

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtutorial=61#winxo

    Once in Safe mode try to delete this folder and if everything goes well
    restart your computer back to normal mode ...
    Then recreate this folder that you would like and see then whether if it
    will work


    "Datman" <datman@alltel.net> wrote in message
    news:%23fH8LZxzEHA.2040@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right click on
    >an item to Send To a destination.
    > I have found where that folder is
    > located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
    > I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this folder, but
    > when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing in the options
    > when I right click and Send To.
    > The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my digital
    > photos before renaming them.
    >
    > Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old
    > Digital Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then tried
    > to delete the folder and it would not let me. Just a little confused on
    > that one. I don't think that it is protected. When renaming it, the
    > error message pops up so fast and disappears that I can't even read what
    > it is telling me.
    >
    > Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Datman
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Wrong folder.

    You want...
    C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\SendTo

    To open *your* SendTo folder...
    Start | Run | Type: sendto | OK

    Add the shortcut there.

    How to Add Items to the "Send To" Menu in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310270

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.
    Wes

    In news:%23fH8LZxzEHA.2040@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    Datman <datman@alltel.net> hunted and pecked:
    > I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right
    > click on an item to Send To a destination.
    > I have found where that folder is
    > located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
    > I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this
    > folder, but when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing
    > in the options when I right click and Send To.
    > The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my
    > digital photos before renaming them.
    >
    > Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old
    > Digital Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then
    > tried to delete the folder and it would not let me. Just a little
    > confused on that one. I don't think that it is protected. When
    > renaming it, the error message pops up so fast and disappears that I
    > can't even read what it is telling me.
    >
    > Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
    > Thanks,
    > Datman
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Got it now that I realized I was saving it to the wrong place.
    Also was able to delete the file that I wanted rid of by booting in the safe
    mode.
    Thanks a great deal to those that responded.


    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:%23Ba9IvzzEHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Wrong folder.
    >
    > You want...
    > C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\SendTo
    >
    > To open *your* SendTo folder...
    > Start | Run | Type: sendto | OK
    >
    > Add the shortcut there.
    >
    > How to Add Items to the "Send To" Menu in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310270
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > Wes
    >
    > In news:%23fH8LZxzEHA.2040@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    > Datman <datman@alltel.net> hunted and pecked:
    >> I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right
    >> click on an item to Send To a destination.
    >> I have found where that folder is
    >> located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
    >> I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this
    >> folder, but when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing
    >> in the options when I right click and Send To.
    >> The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my
    >> digital photos before renaming them.
    >>
    >> Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old
    >> Digital Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then
    >> tried to delete the folder and it would not let me. Just a little
    >> confused on that one. I don't think that it is protected. When
    >> renaming it, the error message pops up so fast and disappears that I
    >> can't even read what it is telling me.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
    >> Thanks,
    >> Datman
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Glad you got it figure out , And thanks for letting us know ...

    "Datman" <datman@alltel.net> wrote in message
    news:e0fWpE2zEHA.1296@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Got it now that I realized I was saving it to the wrong place.
    > Also was able to delete the file that I wanted rid of by booting in the
    > safe mode.
    > Thanks a great deal to those that responded.
    >
    >
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:%23Ba9IvzzEHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    >> Wrong folder.
    >>
    >> You want...
    >> C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\SendTo
    >>
    >> To open *your* SendTo folder...
    >> Start | Run | Type: sendto | OK
    >>
    >> Add the shortcut there.
    >>
    >> How to Add Items to the "Send To" Menu in Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310270
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >> Wes
    >>
    >> In news:%23fH8LZxzEHA.2040@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
    >> Datman <datman@alltel.net> hunted and pecked:
    >>> I am trying to add a folder to the Send To shortcut when you right
    >>> click on an item to Send To a destination.
    >>> I have found where that folder is
    >>> located.....C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\sendTo
    >>> I copied a shortcut of the folder that I wanted to use to this
    >>> folder, but when I close it out and try to use it, it is not showing
    >>> in the options when I right click and Send To.
    >>> The shortcut folder I am trying to add is just a folder I send my
    >>> digital photos before renaming them.
    >>>
    >>> Also a folder I created in My Documents a few years back for my old
    >>> Digital Camera, I tried to rename it and it would not let me. Then
    >>> tried to delete the folder and it would not let me. Just a little
    >>> confused on that one. I don't think that it is protected. When
    >>> renaming it, the error message pops up so fast and disappears that I
    >>> can't even read what it is telling me.
    >>>
    >>> Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Datman
    >
    >
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