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Thread: SendTo context menu shortcuts not showing

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    SendTo context menu shortcuts not showing

    Shortcuts (lnk files) in the SendTo folder don't show up in the context menu. The default "Compressed", "Desktop", "Documents", "Mail recipient", and DVD-RW drive options show up, but they're not .lnk files. Deleting and re-creating the affected shortcuts doesn't help.

    And here's where it gets even weirder. If I copy an application to the sendto folder, it both displays and works. But no way am I copying a monster like photoshop.

    I've posted this in the Vista newsgroups, and googled it. My money's on TZ.

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    Don't know if you have tried the methods described here

    scroll down to the responses.

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    Yes, I have, and no, they don't.

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    Any luck Pia? I'm just starting to get into Vista investigations... how did u come about deleting (even accidently) the sendto shortcuts?

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    They weren't deleted -- just not displaying. Found a fix and edited it to work with Vista, AND informed MS tech support thereof. Save the following with a .vbs extension:

    '--------------------------------------------------------------------
    'Applies To : Microsoft Windows XP
    'Author : Ramesh Srinivasan - Microsoft MVP (Windows XP Shell)
    'Created on : February 19, 2005
    'Description : Fixes the Send To menu (missing all the shortcuts)
    'Homepage : http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    'More Info : http://windowsxp.mvps.org/sendtofix.htm
    'Requirement : Needs Administrative privileges in Windows XP
    '--------------------------------------------------------------------

    Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    USFolderPath = "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders"
    On Error resume next
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCR\exefile\shellex\DropHandler\", "{86C86720-42A0-1069-A2E8-08002B30309D}", "REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite "HKCR\lnkfile\shellex\DropHandler\", "{00021401-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}", "REG_SZ"
    WshShell.RegWrite USFolderPath & "\SendTo", "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo", "REG_EXPAND_SZ"
    Wshshell.RUN ("regsvr32.exe shell32.dll /i /s")
    MsgUser = Msgbox ("Fixed the Send To menu. Restart Windows for the changes to take effect", 4160, "'Send To' menu fix for Windows XP - Ramesh Srinivasan")
    Set WshShell = Nothing

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    Good work Pia, nice find!

    I'll definitely keep an eye out for this little bug

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