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Lost Send to Desktop(create shortcut)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by vegaspat, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. vegaspat

    vegaspat Thread Starter

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    I no longer have my Sendto Desktop option when I right click.

    How do I recreate this option. Have no idea what I did to cause it to disappear.
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    •Click Start, Run and type:

    regsvr32 sendmail.dll

    •Press Enter
     
  3. vegaspat

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    Hi! Even though I was trying to restore my Sendto Desktop(create shortcut) and couldn't figure out why I typed in _SendMail_ I copied and pasted your suggestion in the Run menu.

    I then received the message that the module, sendmail.dll was loaded but the entry point , etc was not found. Make sure that sendmail.dll is a valid---------.

    If you need the exact and COMPLETE message please let me know.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Try this

    Click Start, type the following path and press Enter:

    C:\Users\default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
     
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    I'm assuming that I didn't explain what I was trying to do in my first message.

    I used to be able to right click and on the resulting context menu I could send a file to the Desktop (create shortcut).

    I have no problem getting to the Sendto folder in Windows Explorer.The problem is I can NOT get the Sendto Desktop option back. I had no problem putting a shortcut in the Sendto folder when external drive no long showed up on the context menu, but even after trying several tips I can't get the Desktop option back.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks Terry. Yes I was thinking XP. Sowwy. :)
     
  9. vegaspat

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    Well, nothing is working. I went to that link you supplied but could NOT find the file Desktop (create shortcut) from the Default user folder. I even did a thorough search on my PC and could not find it.

    Does this sound like a lost cause at this point? I never dreamed it would be that hard to restore a default Windows file.
     
  10. TerryNet

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    Since you are supposed to be able to just copy the file from your default user folder you should be able to copy it from mine.

    EDIT: Never mind. It wouldn't upload--invalid file. Sorry.
     
  11. TheOutcaste

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    Click Start, type Shell:sendto in the Search box, press Enter.
    Right click in the folder
    Point to New, click Text Document
    Press Enter (no need to rename it)
    Double click the New Text Document.txt file to open it in Notepad
    On the first line type desktop but do not press enter
    Click File | Save As...
    Type this for the File name:
    Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink
    Change the Save as Type: box to All Files(*.*).
    Click Save.
    Delete the New Text Document.txt file.
     
  12. vegaspat

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    Thanks for the tip but that didn't work either.

    There must be something I've done to cause this to even be an issue.

    I've just think I will find a work around and forget it.

    When the Sendto menu failed to recognize my external hard drive several months ago and I had to create a short cut in the folder I may have caused another problem.

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  13. TheOutcaste

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    Was does "didn't work" mean?
    Were you unable to create the file?
    Does it not appear on the Send To menu?
    Do you get an error when you right click a file and try to click it?
    Or does nothing happen when right click a file and try to click it?
    What happens if you try double clicking the Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink file directly?
    Do you get the Windows can't open this file message, or something else?
     
  14. vegaspat

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    Was does "didn't work" mean?- -After doing what you suggested the Desktop shortcut still does NOT appear when I right click on Send to Folder while attempting to send any file from Explorer.

    Were you unable to create the file?--Yes I was able to create the file.

    Does it not appear on the Send To menu?--NO

    Do you get an error when you right click a file and try to click it?--NO error message.

    Or does nothing happen when right click a file and try to click it?--Since the shortcut does not appear nothing can happen?

    What happens if you try double clicking the Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink file directly?--Just did try Twice to double click on the file that is in the Sendto folder and for a very brief second a black window sort of snaps by. Don't really know how to explain that. It's as if something is happening?

    Do you get the Windows can't open this file message, or something else?--NO messages at all.
     
  15. TheOutcaste

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    Click Start, type cmd, press Enter
    Type or copy and paste this line into the Command Prompt, then press Enter
    Code:
    regsvr32 /I SHELL32.DLL
    To paste into the Command Prompt, right click the Window, click Paste. If Quick Edit is enabled, the right click will paste immediately.

    You should get this message:
    DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded.

    See if that makes any difference. If not, reboot; Windows may not reload the settings until it's rebooted
     
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