How to add an item to the 'send to' menu for ALL users (winxp) We want to have a link to a debug log viewer available to all users on a server i'm building. Quite simple to add it to one user (start->run->sendto) but i want it for all. Any ideas thanks?
Here is an idea:
Put a .bat file in your All Users Startup folder (so that it will get run whenever someone logs on).
The .bat file will then copy the shortcut to the users own SendTo folder.
(Replace Notepad.lnk with your own shortcut)
The SendTo folder is determined on a per-user basis (usually at C:\Documents and Settings\USER\SendTo). It's an absolute path that's located in the registry, there is no common SendTo folder that applies to all users. You can, however, easily change the location of the SendTo folder without muddling around in the registry.
Simply right-click-drag the SendTo folder to the new location and select "Move To". The registry entry will be updated automatically for that user. Unfortunately, you have to do this for each user, or load up that user's registry hive and edit it manually (again, per user).
It would probably be best to update one user's registry (By using 'Move To' or manually) then export that registry key to a file. Then, distribute that file to the users and have them double click it themselves, merging the new SendTo location into their respective registries.
The key is at
The contents of the whatever.reg file that could be distributed would look something like:
except with the new file location.
According to Using the "Send To" folder in Windows 2000 or higher ...
Edit per comments: Do any of your custom SendTo shortcuts show up? You may be missing a registry entry or a registration. Check out Shortcuts in the "Send To" folder not appearing in the menu?, see if that helps at all.
When I used to use windows, I would customize the SendTo menu using a nice little program called 'Send To Toys'. You can still download it here. I can't tell you whether it works for all users or not; it may well do though.