Friday, February 22, 2013

Windows 8 - How To Remove The Send To Option From Windows Context Menu

The context menu is a list of options that appear when you right click on a file or folder. These options let you easily move, copy or view the details of the selected item. The context menu has a Send To option. Clicking on this option lets you send a copy of the selected item to various removable drives or locations. It is possible to remove this option if the context menu has become cluttered or for any other reason. Follow these Windows 8 problems guidelines to do this.
Disable the Send To option
  • Go to Search by hitting Windows Key and C together.
  • In the Apps search field, enter regedit.exe and hit Enter. Double click on the registry editor icon to open the Registry Editor window.
  • There is a registry list in the left pane of the window, locate the option labeled HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click on the arrow beside it. This expands the selected list.
  • Select the option titled AllFileSystemObjects and expand it.
  • Among the list, select shellex and expand it.
  • Proceed and expand the ContextMenuHandlers list.
  • In the list that appears, select Send To.
  • The default value of this context menu option will be displayed on the left side. To get the default value, double click on it. You will see the value as {7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}.
  • Select the value and hit the Delete button.
  • Click Ok.
The Send To option will be removed from the context menu list as soon as you do this. This means that you don’t need to restart the system for this. To verify that the option is no more listed, open any folder on your hard disk drive and right click on any file. Check if
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the Send To option is seen above the option labeled Cut. You might also need to restore the option later. Follow these steps to do so.
Restore the Send To option
  • Repeat the steps mentioned above and open the registry editor window.
  • Navigate to the window that lets you edit the Send To options default settings.
  • Double click on the Send To option and enter the following value in its default field. {7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}.
  • Click Ok.
  • This will restore the Send To option in the context menu.

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