How to Add items to the shell extension "Send To"
This is a nice function I saw in a magazine, I forget which one so I
can't give credit:
It uses the "sendto" shell extension from the powertoys collection of
shell extensions so you must have it and have it installed to do this.
This collection is available locally here.
It works on the same principle that Double-Clicking a file in Windows®
Explorer does, only with .html, image and other file types that can be
edited in one program and viewed in another, it gives you the option of
which program to open the file with instead of just the default
Open an Explorer session, change to the windows folder and select the sendto
Open the Sendto Folder, then select Edit/Paste Shortcut
This will add the "Sendto" option to the Sendto menu, see below.
Now Select *any* program's *.exe file that you wish to add to the Sendto
In this example I chose my Spyglass html validator(which needs upgrading
Right-Click the "exe" and choose Sendto/Sendto
You will be told that it cannot be sent to sendto and "would you like to
make a shortcut instead?" Answer Yes
As you see, it has been added to the choices I already had. You can also
create folders on this level as well, but that's for another page.
Now when I wish to validate an html file, I can right click it choose Sendto/Spyglass
HTML Validator 1.0 and the file opens in the selected program. The same
works for .gifs and .jpg's in Paint Shop Pro, or a file downloaded from
the net can be sent to Norton Anti-Virus for "fumigating" or anything else
you can think of almost, EASIER than starting the program then finding
the file, then opening the file. It works on the same principle
that Double-Clicking a file does, only with .html, image and other file
types it gives you the option of which program to open the file with.
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