The right-click button in Windows Explorer gives you many options. One of them is the ‘Send to’ option. Most times I use this to send a document from my hard drive to an email recipient. There are times when I want to send a document to my Dropbox or SkyDrive. Dropbox was already in there, but I wanted to add SkyDrive. So that’s what we’re going to do this week.
Steps for Adding Shortcuts to Send to
1. First, you’ll need to make a shortcut of the program you want to add. We’ll use SkyDrive for an example. Navigate to your SkyDrive icon (you’ll have this if you’ve downloaded the desktop app), and right click on it and select ‘Create Shortcut’. The default is that it’s sent to the Desktop. This is fine. The other way to get to SkyDrive is to navigate to C:UsersUserName directory. Remember to put your name in for the UserName. My SkyDrive and Dropbox are both in my Favorites, so it’s at the top of my Windows Explorer screen.
2. Next, we’re going to open a dialog box. Open Run – to do this, press Windows + R keys simultaneously. In the box type shell:sendto and hit the OK key. Clicking OK opens up the Send To Folder.
3. Now, go to your Desktop or wherever you put your shortcuts and copy or cut and paste them into your Send to folder which was opened for you in the step above.
That’s it – you can now right click on any document or folder and send it/them to your favorite storage space. One caveat – when you send to either your Dropbox or SkyDrive, documents will go into the root folder. You’ll then need to go to your storage folder and get your files to the folder you want them in. Take a few minutes to get this set up, you’ll save time in the future.