Changing Send To: Menu in XP

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is there any way in windows xp pro to change the send to extensions?

i would really like some help
i would like the send to desktop back on the send to menu

thx
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This one is super easy --

First you need to enable Hidden Files to be able to be viewed. Go to
Tools/Folder Options/View Tab and select Show Hidden Files and Folders.

Then, open C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo\

where username is your username make and delete shortcuts to folders
as you wish right there. They will show up in your Send to: menu now.
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Not that simple UNFLUX. I just deleted my send to desktop and tried to replace it via your method and couldn't. I seem to recall that's gonna be a registry hack to fix it back. Thanks for the experiment though. I'll let you know if it was fun later after I figure out how to get it back. The send to desk top can't be replaced by just copying back a desktop folder. Trust me...I'm right there, right now.
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Well, the good news is that, with XP, there is automatic restore of some files and that happens to be one of them. Notepad is another. You can't delete it without disabling the auto restore.

So perhaps that's what he did - otherwise I'm not sure how it could have been deleted. Because it should have worked just like mine just did. After a short period of time it comes right back.

Only other thing I can think of is that he's on a network and the admin nixed it through a security policy of some kind, but I'm not quite sure how that would be done. Let me remote into the Windows server and see if I can find it.

*breathes sigh of relief. I'd have hated to have lost that - I use it constantly. I can understand why he wants it back.
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Nope - don't see anything on the server in terms of policies that could disable the Send to desktop and the only way I can think of that it could have been is that the auto restore was disabled and desktop was deleted from the sendto folder. How to get it back - I have no clue at the moment. I did do a search for "restore send to desktop" at winguides (http://www.winguides.com), but I only went through about 10 of the 46 page results and didn't see anything.

You might want to snoop around there a bit.
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Well, I was close in the first place, but after some reasearch, I came
across the term "DESKLINK" and searched XP's help. No results were
found, however the knowledgebase had 4 articles.

After trying this myself, and altering it a bit for XP (because the info was
meant for 98/Me/NT), I know this works. --

To create a "Desktop as Shortcut.DESKLINK" file in the SendTo folder,
use the following steps --


    1. RightClick Start, and choose Explore.

    2. Go to Tools/Folder Options/View Tab and select Show Hidden Files
    and Folders and then click OK.

    3. Now in that Windows Explorer window, navigate to
    C:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo\ where username is the
    name you use to log on to XP.

    4. Now go to File/New, and then select Text Document. It will create a
    text file and have the name highlighted to type it out. Type "Desktop as
    Shortcut.DESKLINK" (without quotation marks), and then press ENTER.

    5. Click Yes, and then quit Windows Explorer or Windows NT Explorer.

    6. Now select a file somewhere and RightClick a file and try it out...it
    should work!

Let me know how this works out for you. Maybe I'll submit it to tweakxp
since they don't have anything along these lines. :)
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I swore I'd get a comment or 2 on this find...at least from atno :twisted:
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Looks like it should work just fine. I was waiting to see if it worked for wtmspro, but he must have forgotten he asked! *teehee
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i've been busy
the only thing it does is copy the file to the desktop
not make a shortcut

i'll try the registry thing
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then you didn't do something right. I test this procedure myself a few
times before and after posting it. It does work.

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