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Powertoy / sendto

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  • Under Windows 95 through XP, I have Windows 95 powertoy files. The one that I now miss the most to sendto. It seems that the sendto.dll doesn't work in Vista. Is there a way to work around this or is there a free program that will work in Vista?

     

    thanks

    Friday, June 09, 2006 5:34 PM

Answers

  • I want more options. The Windows 95 version is here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/WUToys/W95PwrToysSet/Default.asp
    The descrription is here:
    Send To X 1.2--an updated version of Send To Any Folder
    The Windows XP version here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    Doesn't have the send to.

    Yes, I want more options.

    I use the sendto to copy/move files across network drives.
    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:09 PM
  • This is extremely annoying...

    here's a workaround:

    make a cmd file in sendto containg just this:
    echo %1
    pause

    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:54 PM

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  • I have the 'Send To' context menu when I right click on any file.

    Are you saying this is missing for you?  or are you missing more options to send to?

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:47 PM
  • I want more options. The Windows 95 version is here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/WUToys/W95PwrToysSet/Default.asp
    The descrription is here:
    Send To X 1.2--an updated version of Send To Any Folder
    The Windows XP version here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

    Doesn't have the send to.

    Yes, I want more options.

    I use the sendto to copy/move files across network drives.
    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:09 PM
  • Hi David,

    I see what you mean, and your links have brought back some memories of the time I first got my hands on the Windows 95 TweakUI. 

    Anyways, I did a quick hunt and, unfortunately haven't found any reference for  a Windows Vista Send To shell extension.  What is it you are trying to do exactly?  I've managed some complex environments and never come across this. 

    Regards
    Dieter

    Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:44 PM
  • As an independent computer consultant, in all but one case, Sendto reduces my time to backup files and move files tp other machines, folders, etc.

    It is easrier for me then edit. copy or move to.

    If that is the only reason not to go to Vista, I won't use it.

    Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:16 AM
  • It is on my shortlist to install because of "Send to clipboard as filename" which is my fastest way to paste a full path to a file in a programs open dialog box.
    Monday, June 26, 2006 2:04 PM
  • I am moving your question to the applications forum, they should be able to provide more guidance.

    ~Elizabeth Ross - MSFT

    Thursday, June 29, 2006 3:49 PM
  • This is extremely annoying...

    here's a workaround:

    make a cmd file in sendto containg just this:
    echo %1
    pause

    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:54 PM
  • If you are looking for the actual sendto directory and are getting an access denied message, it seems that the sendto directory in each users profile is actually a link to another sendto folder.  running dir /a on the users directory from the command prompt shows that sendto is pointing to C:\users\*****\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo.  this folder is writable.  dont know if this helps your particular dilemma.
    Saturday, March 17, 2007 10:01 AM
  • I found a new sendto version at:

    http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/

    works on XP

     

     

    Monday, March 19, 2007 6:13 PM
  • Does this program work with Vista?
    Wednesday, March 21, 2007 7:29 PM
  • Yes. So does http://www.trogsoft.com/downloads/files/sendto16.exe and you can use it to send to ftp sites, etc, as well as local folders and apps. Been using both since 9X.
    Monday, March 26, 2007 11:35 PM
  •  FredDabb wrote:

    I found a new sendto version at:

    http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/

    I have just installed this.

    It works just like the old Win 95 Powertoy
    (and that's a good thing!)
    Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:09 PM
  •  FredDabb wrote:

    I found a new sendto version at:

    http://www.gabrieleponti.com/software/

    works on XP

     

     

    I like this one because it has send to clipboard as name and seems to work under vista.

    Saturday, August 04, 2007 2:37 PM
  • But I don't think this one works on network drives as the "old one" did. Not for me anyway, even tho I have full access to the share in question. Am I doing something wrong maybe?

    I could use it on my own hd, tho, and it works fine.

    elaine
    charlottesville, va
    Thursday, April 02, 2009 5:16 PM
  • I stand at least partially corrected :) Seems that I CAN use it on a network drive, but there may be some kind of limitation on it, either lines or total characters. I can sendto clipboard as name about 17 longish file names before it tells me it won't do it (error message is "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item") If I drop one or so, it works. Odd, as I DO have access to it, obviously. elaine
    Thursday, April 02, 2009 5:26 PM
  • The Send To X install from the link below works on XP
    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/2/e/52e8fd68-e528-4995-abe2-5644583536e1/w95powertoy.exe
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:52 AM
  • On Vista, hold down one of the modifier keys - shift or control I think, and you'll see the "Copy as Name" menu item.
    You can make this always appear through a registry setting.
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 7:53 AM
  • If anyone's still looking for an answer, here's one option that's possibly helpful:

    Open any Explorer window, and right click on the toolbar, and select "Customise...". On the left-hand pane of the new dialog, you should see a couple of commands that will do what you want: "Copy To" and "Move To"

    Hope this helps

    • Proposed as answer by Jamie Jag Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:46 PM
    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:46 PM