How to Share Files Straight from Windows 10 File Explorer

The context menu in Windows File Explorer has a lot of options most probably don’t even realize are there. For example, this next trick was completely new to me until I stumbled upon it by accident one day. At first glance, it doesn’t seem very useful for anything other than sending items to the desktop. With a quick tweak, however, you can send files just about anywhere.

Configuring the Sendto options

1. Press the Windows key + R to launch the Run menu, or type Run into Cortana’s search field and press enter. 

2. Type shell:sendto and press Enter to open a folder containing shortcuts that show up in the Send to menu.

3. To delete an app, just right click it and select Delete.

4. To add an app that you’d like to use to share things, just drag it into the window (it has to be downloaded from the Windows app store).

Sending Files

1. Right click any file or folder on your computer and select the application you’d like to use to send the file.

Note: Depending on the version of Windows you’re running, adding files to the Sendto menu is hit-or-miss. On my desktop it worked fine, while my laptop produced some less-than-stellar results. Your mileage may vary.