# Can sub-folders be created on the Explorer context “send to” menu

I have many "send to" destinations. I would like to create sub-folders in the "Send to" folder. Is this possible? When I try, it will only create a real folder in the SendTo folder.

I want selecting an item from the "Send to" context menu to expand out into a list of SendTo destinations for that group.

• This is one of those things you never realised you wanted until you find out it's probably not possible. I hope you find an answer! – Michael Frank Jul 14 '16 at 20:59
• @Psycogeek - Thank you for your interest in this question. I hope some creative answer will appear. – lit Jul 18 '16 at 8:11
• May some savior write a shell extension for you... – guest-vm Jul 20 '16 at 15:49

## 1 Answer

An alternative approach for your reference:

Save followings as *.reg and import to registry (adapted from Sully@Wilders Security)

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,43"
"Subcommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1]
"MUIVerb"="Text Editor"
"SubCommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item1]
"MUIVerb"="Notepad++"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item1\command]
@="C:\\Program Files\\npp\\notepad++.exe %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item2]
"MUIVerb"="Sublime Text"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item2\command]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Sublime Text 3\\sublime_text.exe %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2]
"MUIVerb"="Audio"
"SubCommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2\shell\item1]
"MUIVerb"="Audacity"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2\shell\item1\command]
@="audacity.exe %1"


References
AskVG
Directory Opus Resource Centre

Addendum: Pseudo-Folder menu

Save as C:\copy.js

function fnCopyHereJ(src, dest) {
var objShell = new ActiveXObject("shell.application");
var objFolder = objShell.NameSpace(dest);

if (objFolder) {
objFolder.CopyHere(src);
} else {
WScript.echo("Invalid Folder: "+dest);
}
}

args = WScript.Arguments;
fnCopyHereJ(args(0), args(1));


Import to registry

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,43"
"Subcommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1]
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-113"
"MUIVerb"="Picture"
"SubCommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item1]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,3"
"MUIVerb"="Folder 1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item1\command]
@="wscript C:\\copy.js %1 C:\\Users\\01\\Pictures"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item2]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,3"
"MUIVerb"="Folder 2"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu1\shell\item2\command]
@="wscript C:\\copy.js %1 \"C:\\New Folder\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2]
"Icon"="imageres.dll,-108"
"MUIVerb"="Music"
"SubCommands"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2\shell\item1]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,3"
"MUIVerb"="Folder 1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\My Menu\shell\menu2\shell\item1\command]
@="wscript C:\\copy.js %1 C:\\Users\\01\\Music"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\My Menu]
"Icon"="shell32.dll,43"
"ExtendedSubCommandsKey"="*\\shell\\My Menu"

• This is a good idea. It appears that these are all used to start programs (ie. Notepad++, Audacity, etc.). Can any of the targets simply be a directory to where the file is copied? It is still not the same as using the "Send to" item that people already know. I need to share these with a group, 15-20 people. – lit Jul 20 '16 at 14:24
• Sorry, I don't think it can. Workaround like @="cmd /c copy %1 NewFolder" is shaky and differ from user expectation (what if %1 is a folder? scary cmd prompt asking whether to overwrite?) – guest-vm Jul 20 '16 at 15:46
• Ok, it cannot be done. I will check this as the answer, but it does not achieve the original goal. Thanks for your help. – lit Jul 20 '16 at 19:37
• See updated answer. You may manually construct target to folder this way. It also handles the case when %1 is folder and prompt to overwrite with standard GUI. – guest-vm Jul 22 '16 at 13:36