The Send to option in the file/folder context menu is a handy function available in the Windows operating system to quickly send files/folders to external drives, create desktop shortcuts of files/folders, create ZIP files, and share files via Bluetooth and email.
In Windows 10 and earlier versions, we can perform a right-click on a file/folder to access the Send to option. Selecting the Send to option shows Bluetooth file transfer, Compressed(zipped) folder, Desktop (create shortcut), Documents, Fax recipient, and Mail recipient options. We can also add custom locations to the Send to menu to take its functionality to the next level.
However, in Windows 11, the Send to option does not appear when you right-click on a file or folder. This is because Windows 11 ships with a modern context menu that does not show many options by default.
If you recently installed or upgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 11, you might be wondering about the Send to menu in Windows 11. Thankfully, the Send to menu is part of Windows 11.
Following are the three easy ways to access the Send to menu in Windows 11.
Method 1 of 3
Access the Send to menu in Windows 11
Step 1: Perform a right-click on a file or folder to see the modern context menu.
Step 2: Here, click/select Show more options to bring up the classic context menu.
Step 3: As you can see in the picture below, the classic context menu includes the Send to option, among many other options. Select/click Send to and choose the option you want. That’s it!
Method 2 of 3
Send to menu keyboard shortcut in Windows 11
Step 1: Select the file/folder for which you want to open the Send to menu.
Step 2: Use the Shift + F10 keys to open the classic context menu.
Step 3: Once the classic context menu is on the screen, press the “N” key once. If pressing the “N” once does not bring up the Send to menu, press it again. That’s it!
Method 3 of 3
Enable classic context menu to quickly access Send to menu in Windows 11
If you want to quickly access the Send to menu and do not like the new context menu, you can enable the classic context menu with a small registry tweak.
Refer to our how-to enable the classic context menu in Windows 11 guide for directions. Once the classic context menu is enabled, you can just right-click on a file or folder to access the Send to option.
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