Post by JJ
I want to have application shortcuts available on the "Send to" popup menu
and be available for all users in the system. And I don't have to add them
into the "SendTo" folder of each user profiles.
My thought is that I would put the shortcut files into the "SendTo" folder
in the all-users profile, just like the "Start Menu" folder in
However, I see no "SendTo" folder in "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows". And
if I manually create that folder, and just by creating that folder alone, it
causes the "Send to" popup menu to list all subfolders within the current
user profile's folder. i.e. the direct subfolders listed in e.g.
"C:\Users\JJ". Such as Downloads, Contacts, Desktop, Favorites, Links, My
Documents, My Pictures, Searches, etc.
What the heck is happening here?
As others have explained, Windows 7 no longer behaves exactly like
previous versions of Windows.
For one thing ...
... is not actually the folder itself, it's a link for backward
compatibility to the real folder being used, which is ...
... not that this makes much difference in either the principle of what
you're trying to do, or the practice of it not working, except that you
wouldn't've got the unexpected behaviour if you'd tried ...
... but you wouldn't've got the behaviour you wanted either!
I just tried creating a link in my user's SendTo to a global SendTo
folder, using mklink, but that doesn't mean that the global folder
becomes a sub-menu of the local SendTo folder, as, rather naively
without really thinking about it, I'd vaguely hoped it might, all that
does is send to the global folder a link to any file that you
<rt-click>, which, now that I've been forced to think about it, is
I've not tried it myself, but you could try replacing the users SendTo
folder (the longer, real one) by a link to the All Users one, or alter
the registry settings already described by others to point to the folder
that you want, but if neither of those work, then I think you'll have
accept that you cannot do what you want.