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send to ->  mail recipient on context menu got screwed? any recovery methods !!

Posted on 2003-12-03
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hi expertz,

i am using windows 2000 prof edition in my system. on right click menu on WINDOWS EXPLORER, we get an option SEND TO -> MAIL RECIPIENT, which will open the default MAIL PROCESSOR (outlook express) with the current file as attachment. somehow i screwed this, is there any means by which this feature can be re-established?

thanks
-ravig
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by:juliancrawford
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Are you getting an error message?

Try running the System File Checker - make sure your win2000 cd is in ..
Start>Run
sfc /scannow
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by:ravi_cpt
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hi juliancrawford,

i am not able the see the option at all now. i just tried creating a short-cut in SEND TO folder of under my DOCUMENT AND SETTINGS.

it is possible to re-create that?

thanks
-ravig
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by:juliancrawford
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sounds like its time to reinstall - just wack the cd in and it will install the operating system over itself - just the contents of the winnt folder will change - you will have to reinstall your programs and patches  - but then you know you will be good to go.

it would be possible to recreate the menu but maybe that wont work either after a lot of effort - just reinstall and you KNOW your good to go - a reinstall take like 30 mins , not big deal.

remember to backup your email contacts first
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bparfait earned 50 total points
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Ravig,
I just had the same problem, I have Office2000 and Outlook 2003 and when I right click in Windows Explorer it wants to Launch Outlook 2000 even though Outlook 2003 is set to open everywhere else.

What you need to do is re-create the shortcut (juliancrawford -> solution to these problems is not to always re-install Windows which doesn't guarantee to fix the problem as its Office thats screwed up).

Firstly make sure you are opening the correct profile in Document and Settings (your username may appear a few times with slight variations, select the correct one or modify them all) and that you have view all files selected. In the Send To folder, create a new shortcut and you will need to point it to your Outlook, eg "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"  make sure you have the IPM.note /m "%1" at the end of the path.

Or you can browse the File Types in Win Explorer and find the URL: Mail To Protocol (I'm using XP so not sure if W2K has it) and have a look under Advanced -> Open and you will find the path that you need there.

Name the shortcut Mail Recipient Using Outlook.

That should fix you problem.
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