Send To shortcut doesn't work

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to be able to send a JPG to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
by using Send To. I won't attempt to explain why. I've created a
shortcut in the Send To folder. The Target of the shortcut is . . .

%SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe
%SystemRoot%\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen

When I double click on the shortcut itself, it starts the Viewer, so
the shortcut is working. When I try to send a JPG to it using Send To,
it doesn't work. Does anybody know how I might get this to work? Any
advice would be much appreciated.

Ken
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    When I right click on a jpg file, I have 'Preview' in the drop down menu.
    That opens the file in Windows picture and fax viewer. Do you have that? If
    so that would be easier than send to.
    "kjk" wrote:

    > Hi Folks,
    >
    > I'm trying to be able to send a JPG to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    > by using Send To. I won't attempt to explain why. I've created a
    > shortcut in the Send To folder. The Target of the shortcut is . . .
    >
    > %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe
    > %SystemRoot%\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen
    >
    > When I double click on the shortcut itself, it starts the Viewer, so
    > the shortcut is working. When I try to send a JPG to it using Send To,
    > it doesn't work. Does anybody know how I might get this to work? Any
    > advice would be much appreciated.
    >
    > Ken
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Actually, on my system JPGs are registered to open in Windows Picture
    and Fax Viewer, so all I have to do is either double click on them or
    use Preview, as you mentioned. I know also that I could use Open With
    to do the same thing. I'm trying, however, to go through the back
    door in order to accomplish something else. But to keep my postings
    short . . . I won't attempt to explain why. Thanks.

    --------------------------------------------------------

    On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 09:54:05 -0700, "JRosenfeld"
    <JRosenfeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >When I right click on a jpg file, I have 'Preview' in the drop down menu.
    >That opens the file in Windows picture and fax viewer. Do you have that? If
    >so that would be easier than send to.
    >"kjk" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Folks,
    >>
    >> I'm trying to be able to send a JPG to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    >> by using Send To. I won't attempt to explain why. I've created a
    >> shortcut in the Send To folder. The Target of the shortcut is . . .
    >>
    >> %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe
    >> %SystemRoot%\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen
    >>
    >> When I double click on the shortcut itself, it starts the Viewer, so
    >> the shortcut is working. When I try to send a JPG to it using Send To,
    >> it doesn't work. Does anybody know how I might get this to work? Any
    >> advice would be much appreciated.
    >>
    >> Ken
    >>
  3. Ran into the same problem as you... Five years later ;)

    The solution was to edit the shortcut and leave empty the "Start in" textbox... I don't know why it has a default value that's not the current folder!

    Quote:
    Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Actually, on my system JPGs are registered to open in Windows Picture
    and Fax Viewer, so all I have to do is either double click on them or
    use Preview, as you mentioned. I know also that I could use Open With
    to do the same thing. I'm trying, however, to go through the back
    door in order to accomplish something else. But to keep my postings
    short . . . I won't attempt to explain why. Thanks.

    --------------------------------------------------------

    On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 09:54:05 -0700, "JRosenfeld"
    <JRosenfeld@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >When I right click on a jpg file, I have 'Preview' in the drop down menu.
    >That opens the file in Windows picture and fax viewer. Do you have that? If
    >so that would be easier than send to.
    >"kjk" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Folks,
    >>
    >> I'm trying to be able to send a JPG to Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
    >> by using Send To. I won't attempt to explain why. I've created a
    >> shortcut in the Send To folder. The Target of the shortcut is . . .
    >>
    >> %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe
    >> %SystemRoot%\System32\shimgvw.dll,ImageView_Fullscreen
    >>
    >> When I double click on the shortcut itself, it starts the Viewer, so
    >> the shortcut is working. When I try to send a JPG to it using Send To,
    >> it doesn't work. Does anybody know how I might get this to work? Any
    >> advice would be much appreciated.
    >>
    >> Ken
    >>
  4. mdaponte said:
    Ran into the same problem as you... Five years later ;)

    The solution was to edit the shortcut and leave empty the "Start in" textbox... I don't know why it has a default value that's not the current folder!
    Thank you so much for necroing this thread with an actual answer! People frown on bringing old threads back from the dead sometimes, I know, but this went from just another ancient, dead-end discussion found via a Google search, to one that exactly solved my problem.

    Specifically, I have a few utility programs that often get used unexpectedly, usually when time is of the essence, and now I've been able to streamline my workflow by getting them working with SendTo, which I hadn't been able to do before now.

    So, seriously, thanks!

    And just so I contribute more substantively than just writing a thank you – no matter how sincere it may be – I'll offer a relevant tip to anyone else who comes across this thread.

    To more easily/quickly get to the SendTo folder to add or customize shortcuts, do any of the following:
    Open the run command (Win + R) and type shell:sendto
    Type shell:sendto in the Start menu search box (at least on Vista & 7; ...did XP have this?)
    Type shell:sendto in the explorer address bar
    Any of these are a lot faster than navigating to: Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
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