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    Looking for a way to remove all the excess things from the SendTo menu

    There are hundreds of websites which describe how to add things to the SendTo menu, and many of them include how to delete items. The typical solution is go to: shell:sendto, which is a shortcut to C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\ Windows\SendTo. One amends the SendTo list simply adding a shortcut to that list, or deleting items.

    My SendTo folder shows this little list:
    WinHasher
    Compressed (zipped) folder
    Mail recipient
    NoteTab Light

    But when I right click on a file and go to SendTo in the context menu, the list is much MUCH longer! It starts with those four, and adds 27 more!
    Compressed (zipped) folder
    Mail recipient
    NoteTab Light
    WinHasher
    DVD RW Drive (G:)
    RECOVERY (H:)
    External (X:)
    .android
    .dia
    .gimp-2.8
    .junique
    .oraclejre_usage
    .VirtualBox
    AppData
    Contacts
    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads
    Favorites
    Links
    Music
    MyConnection PC
    OneDrive
    Pictures
    Saved Games
    Searches
    Tracing
    Videos
    VideoPsalm
    VirtualBox VMs
    vw


    This is absolutely ridiculous!
    Some of those I recognize as programs I installed. But I never asked for them to be put on the SendTo menu.
    Others are Windows related, but equally useless.
    I search for ".junique" in the Registry, but it's not anywhere in there. So that's not the answer.

    UPDATE:
    1) I'm OK with keeping the drives in there; might come in handy some day. But if someone else wants rid of them, here's the tweak: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ow-drives.html.

    2) I searched my hard drive for "junique"... and it turns out all those other items are copied from my User Profile folder, as in: C:\Users\MyUserName.
    I experimented, and found that if I delete the item from my User profile folder, it disappears from the SendTo menu. But that's not a solution; many of those items have extensive sub-folders, presumably with important data.

    Surely some bright person has come up with a better way of handling this... I hope!

    3) And no, that is NOT the "extended" SendTo menu. I wasn't pressing the Shift key when I clicked on "SendTo."
    It certainly appears, though, that the extended menu got ported over to the regular SendTo menu. I have no idea how.
    I'm using Windows 10 Pro, if that helps.

    Thanks for all helpful suggestions!

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    Have a look at Nir Sofer's ShellMenuView for a way to amend your right-click context menus.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    Have a look at Nir Sofer's ShellMenuView for a way to amend your right-click context menus.

    Hope this helps...
    Rick,
    Wow, you win the prize for being quick to answer: less than an hour after I posted!
    And you suggest NirSoft, a great place for special tools. I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for your work.

    Unfortunately, neither ShellMenuView nor its relative ShellExView do the job. Both search for programs which are connected to specific file types. Example: if I have selected a .jpg file and right-click, various photo programs will offer to edit that file.
    They don't touch the SendTo menu. The SendTo menu is the same for every file type.

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    Bruce - Sorry, I mis-read your post.

    It certainly looks like your extended SendTo menu has been amalgamated with your right-click SendTo menu... except for these entries:
    .android
    .dia
    .gimp-2.8
    .junique
    .oraclejre_usage
    .VirtualBox
    AppData
    vw

    I'm wondering whether this indicates corruption of the <yourusername> profile. Have you checked by logging on with another account, say a new local account?
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2015-10-13 at 09:21.

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    See if Send To Toys helps.

    Joe

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    Joe you may have just kept me from trying the XP powertoys on W7 I may still need to explore the other Tweakui stuff...



    BTW where is still a sendto folder

    C:\Users\namexxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows \SendTo
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    See if Send To Toys helps.
    Joe,
    Thanks for the tip.
    Sadly, Send To Toys is primarily for adding things to the SendTo menu. For deleting, it offers nothing more than the basic tools I described above.

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    [Went to FF, my GChrome not working with this web-site; a later post has my intended wording.]
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    WSL won't let me edit and reSave...so here is the corrected version of my earlier post:

    Lemmie see if I can find old utility[s] that just might do the trick...if I find -- will name it or them below.
    However, be forewarned, it's so geeky in its display, that although one might put out this fire, one also just might "water damage" the house right down to its foundation.

    ContextMenuEditor
    ContextMenuControlFreak
    -- I'll test these on some itty bitty thingies and report back.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 2015-10-14 at 06:05.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Lemmie see if I can find old utility[s] that just might do the trick...if I find -- will name it or them below.
    ContextMenuEditor
    ContextMenuControlFreak
    -- I'll test these on some itty bitty thingies and report back.
    Roland,
    Thanks for your help.
    I haven't installed these. But from reading their descriptions, it sounds like they edit only the context menu; that is, what you get when you right-click on a file. They don't go further to the specific right-click -> SendTo menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    Bruce - Sorry, I mis-read your post.

    It certainly looks like your extended SendTo menu has been amalgamated with your right-click SendTo menu... except for these entries:
    .android
    .dia
    .gimp-2.8
    .junique
    .oraclejre_usage
    .VirtualBox
    AppData
    vw

    I'm wondering whether this indicates corruption of the <yourusername> profile. Have you checked by logging on with another account, say a new local account?
    Rick,

    I think you're on the right track. All my talk about trying to edit the SendTo menu just leads to fruitless searching. The issue is plainly that the extended SendTo menu got corrupted somehow, and is showing up in the plain SendTo menu.

    1) Yes, all those odd items you listed -- .android, .dia, etc. -- those are all folders of those exact names in my User profile folder.

    2) Yes, I created a new account (local), and the normal SendTo menu appeared.

    So the issue is, how to fix this corruption? (without re-installing Windows from scratch!)
    Here's what I'm going to try:
    * Try the Windows built-in Troubleshooter; see if it calls in a Fix-It tool.
    * Do the Windows Repair which Fred Langa has described several times.
    It will be a few days before I get around to this... I'll report back.

    Bruce

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    It has become apparent to me that this installation of Windows 10 is seriously messed up. The corrupted SendTo folder is only a symptom.
    * USB Recovery: Repair doesn't work [I forget the wording of the error message, but that's the gist of it.]
    * I now get a "Low on memory" warning message every day or two. Task Manager shows that most programs use between 1,000 - 10,000K of memory. "System" uses 1,120,000 K of memory!

    So I'm reformatting the Windows partition, and starting the whole thing from scratch. Please consider this thread closed.

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