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    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives
    How to Remove or Show Drives in "Send To" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    Published by Brink is online now
    05 Apr 2008
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives

    How to Remove or Show Drives in "Send To" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8

    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to have all available drive letters to be removed or displayed in the "Send To" context menu in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.

    Note   Note
    Having drive letters in the Send To menu can sometimes cause it to open slowly or hang for a bit while it is reading from the drives when the Send To menu opens.

    Especially if you have Windows set to turn off idle hard drives while it waits for them to spin back up.


    EXAMPLE: Send To Context Menu Before and After Driver Letters Removed
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-sendto_before.jpgSend To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-sendto_after.jpg



    OPTION ONE

    Add or Remove Drives in Send To Context Menu using REG File

    1. To Remove All Drives from "Send To" Context Menu
    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
    NOTE: This will only be applied to the current user only.
    Remove_SendTo_Drives.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Show All Drives in "Send To" Context Menu
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below.
    NOTE: This will only be applied to the current user only.
    Show_SendTo_Drives.reg
    download
    3. Save the .reg file to your Desktop.

    4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    5. Click/tap on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.



    OPTION TWO

    Add or Remove Drives in Send To Context Menu in Registry Editor

    1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type regedit, and press Enter.

    2. If prompted by UAC, then click/tap on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7/8).

    3. In regedit, navigate to the location below that you want this applied to. (See screenshot below)

    For Current User Only:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    For All User Accounts on Computer:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-reg1.jpg
    4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.

    5. To Remove All Drives from "Send To" Context Menu
    A) In the right pane of Explorer, right click on a empty area, and click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)
    NOTE: If the Explorer key is not there, then right click on Policies (left pane) and click/tap on New and Key. Type Explorer and press enter.

    B) Type NoDrivesInSendToMenu and press Enter.

    C) Double click/tap on NoDrivesInSendToMenu to modify it. (See screenshot below)
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-reg2.jpg
    D) Type 1,and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-modify.jpg
    E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)
    Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives-reg3.jpg
    F) Go to step 7 below.
    6. To Show All Drives in "Send To" Context Menu
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) In the right pane of Explorer, right click on NoDrivesInSendToMenu, and click/tap on Delete. (See screenshot above)

    B) Click/tap on Yes to confirm deletion, and go to step 7 below.
    7. Close regedit.

    8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drive Letters

    Great trick!!! Very useful.

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    Re: Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drive Letters

    Your welcome Xlakra, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Shawn

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    Re: Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drive Letters

    Thanks Shawn. That has been nagging me for 3 years, just never quite enough to look for a way to fix it. Fortunately, I just stumbled over a related tutorial, and then the link to this. Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.

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    Re: Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drive Letters

    LOL, you're most welcome Peri.

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