Most programs have productivity-enhancing commands hiding in the right-click menu. This week we'll look at the "Send To" command in Windows. Send To allows you to move a file between directories without having to copy it and then navigate to the folder where you want to paste it.
How to use the Send To command: In Windows Explorer or My Computer, right-click a file, and then point to Send To. On the shortcut menu that appears, click the destination where you want to send your file. The file is sent to the destination that you select.
In Windows XP, the default Send To locations are:
- Compressed (zipped) Folder
- Desktop (create shortcut)
- Mail Recipient
- My Documents
- 3 1/2 Floppy (A:)
- CD Drive
How to personalize it: If there is another folder where you frequently need to put files, you can also follow these instructions to add it to the Send To menu. It's a time-saver especially when you need to move files to a deeply-nested folder.
Some examples of what it's good for:
- Copying pictures from a CD/USB drive to My Computer
- Moving downloaded files from the Desktop to a more permanent place
- Backing up files to a CD/DVD
Thanks to Kerri for the tip!