Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives

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How to Remove or Show Drives in "Send To" Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
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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.
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
SendTo_Before.jpg 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
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)​
Reg2.jpg

D) Type 1,and click/tap on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
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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Last edited:
Shawn Brink

Comments

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

Your welcome Xlakra, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Shawn
 
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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