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    I've recently noticed that the options for "Desktop (create shortcut)", "Clipboard as Contents", "Any Folder..." etc, are not showing up when I right click on a file and select "Send to". The shortcut files are all there in the C:\Users\Robert\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\ SendTo folder. The only items in the Send to list are actual application shortcuts, but nothing else. I tried removing the shortcuts and replacing them then rebooting, but this didn't help.

    Is it possible that something has been deleted from the registry? If so, how do I replace it?

    I have attached the SendTo folder contents, and what the listing looks like when I right click on a file and select "Send to".[attachment=90905irectory.JPG][attachment=90906:SendTo list.jpg]
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    Robert, type 'cmd' in start menu search box, right click and run as Administrator. type 'scannow /sfc' without the quotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Robert, type 'cmd' in start menu search box, right click and run as Administrator. type 'scannow /sfc' without the quotes.
    Ran it, got this message: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

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    Can you isolate the time in which this change occurred to reasonably choose a restore point prior to the change to see if the contents of the Sent To folder are restored to the context menu? System Restore in Windows 7 is much more effective than in earlier versions, and restores much of the Registry to the state existing at the time of the Restore Point snapshot.
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    Robert, have you attempted to do it in the opposite direction, I.E. right click the desktop, new shortcut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Shepard View Post
    Can you isolate the time in which this change occurred to reasonably choose a restore point prior to the change to see if the contents of the Sent To folder are restored to the context menu? System Restore in Windows 7 is much more effective than in earlier versions, and restores much of the Registry to the state existing at the time of the Restore Point snapshot.
    Unfortunately, this change happened several weeks ago. I did try system restore when I first discovered it, but it had no effect. I guess by the time I noticed it any restore points from before the change had already been deleted. I've been wondering whether there are registry keys that control this behavior that might have been altered or deleted. For example, there is a registry key for "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-2079903068-2061136744-2126316483-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\FileExts\.DeskLink". It has one subkey, "OpenWithList", but this is empty. Are there other keys that contain "Desklink" that I might be missing? If so, I could try reinstalling them and see if that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Robert, have you attempted to do it in the opposite direction, I.E. right click the desktop, new shortcut.

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    Yes, I can install a desktop shortcut using this method, but it's much easier to right click on a filename and select "Desktop (create shortcut)".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Gibson View Post
    Yes, but it's much easier to right click on a filename and select "Desktop (create shortcut)".
    Unfortunately not on your PC at present, If I find anything that helps I'll post it.
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    Robert, I found this, hope it helps. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/
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