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    Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Hello, does anyone know a way to get rid of shortcuts to drives in SendTo. Windows seems to automatically create these shortcuts - they don't appear in the SendTo folder so there seems to be no way to remove them. The closest I've come so far is to use TweakUI and uncheck the drives in My Computer but this has the horrible side effect of removing the drives from Windows Explorer as well. I was wondering if it is possible to edit the registry. The odd think is that some partitions are missing - that is I have more partitions than actually show up in SendTo. I haven't figured out why SendTo doesn't show them all. But at the moment it is showing too many!

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    By default, Send To comes with the following commands available:

    - Compressed (zipped) Folder
    - Desktop (create shortcut)
    - Mail Recipient
    - My Documents
    - 3 1/2 Floppy (A
    - CD Drive

    More logical drives can be added to Send To menu by creating a shortcuts in Send To folder.

    To hide specific drive-letters from the Send To menu, use the NoDrives registry value. This is equivalent to the Hide these specified drives in My Computer Group Policy.
    The NoDrives Policy hides the specified drives from My Computer, Windows Explorer, and in the SendTo menu. However, access to the specified drives is not restricted by this setting. The user can get access to a hidden drive by typing the drive-letter / PATH from Start-Run dialog, Command Prompt or through third-party Explorer tools, or other means.

    How to modify Registry:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer

    Value name: NoDrives

    For example, when the A: drive is hidden, NoDrives is assigned a value of 01 00 00 00 (REG_BINARY)

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Open Windows Explorer, go to C:>Documents & Settings>(Your User Name)>Send To and delete any unwanted shortcuts in the folder. This will remove the path from the Send To menu only. HTH <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks for the replies. I have a shortcut sitting on my desktop to Sendto so I can drop shortcuts copied to the desktop directly into the Sendto folder. Unfortunately the shortcuts to drives are not in the SendTo folder so can't simply be deleted. I've read about the NoDrives policy but I don't want to hide the drive from windows explorer, only remove it from the Sendto menu. Perhaps this can't be done?

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Right click on that shortcut to Send To on your desktop and select Properties. See where the short cut points and go there to find the shortcuts you want to delete. My guess would be Documents & Settings>All Users.
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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Doc, the shortcut goes to the sendto under my user name. On my computer there is no sendto folder in All Users. The problem is that Windows is creating shortcuts to some drives automatically, but curiously not all drives. For example I want to have the option to send to Drive G: and I had to add that manually by putting a shortcut in the SendTo folder. I have four large USB drives which I have partitioned. I can't figure out why Windows is making shortcuts for some and not for others.

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

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    <hr>I have four large USB drives which I have partitioned. I can't figure out why Windows is making shortcuts for some and not for others.<hr>
    </center>Shortcuts for some partitions or some drives ?? Also, are all the drives on all the time ??? I know that if you plug in 2 USB jump drives or memory sticks that they will be added to the Send To menu according to the order that you plug them in. Could this be what's going on with your multiple USB drives ???
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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks Doc, your comment helped me to work out what is going on. I also have another internal hard drive which is partitioned. For every partition on a USB drive Windows has made an automatic shortcut. For the partitions on the internal drive windows hasn't made any shortcuts. I wanted one of these partitions to be available so I added a shortcut by hand into the SendTo folder. Yes, the drives are on all the time. The USB drives are on all the time when the computer is on. If I could get Windows to consider them as fixed drives perhaps the extra shortcuts would go away? But then I guess there is no way do do that?

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    I would have thought that the situation would be the opposite of what you are describing. That the fixed internal drive with partitions would have drive letters assigned to the partitions by Windows and appear in Send To and the USB drives would each be assigned drive letters in the order that they come on line when the system boots up and also show up in Send To. As to the partitions on the USB drives, I've never partitioned a USB storage device and really can't say what Windows might do with them. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> But I'm pretty sure that you can't get Windows to see them as "fixed" drives. After all, they're not really part of the system.
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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    The clue is that all of the automatic "Sendto" drives are considered "Removable". ALL USB items are removable.

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    So is there any registry hack to remove removable drives from showing up in SendTo while still having them show up in Windows Explorer?

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    Re: Removing Drives from SendTo (XP Pro SP2)

    Not that I know of!

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