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Remove floppy from SendTo shell extension.

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Ay solutions to remove the floppy drive from the SendTo menu?
Kinda aggravating me, due to the floppy seek when using the sendto feature....

It is not in the sendto folder, as it is 1 of 6 predetermined destinations in XP.
Please no 3rd party apps to resolve. Thanks!!
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by:sirbounty
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Click Start->Run->SendTo <Enter>
Delete it from there...
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310270 provides further detail..
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by:johnb6767
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Click Start->Run->SendTo <Enter>

Not there, thats the same as the sendto folder....

I had already seen the KB article above, and

Add a Destination to the Send To Menu
By default, the Send To menu in Windows XP lists the following commands (destinations): • Compressed (zipped) Folder
• Desktop (create shortcut)
• Mail Recipient
• My Documents
• 3 1/2 Floppy (A:)
• CD Drive

Unfortunately, so far the only way I have found to get rid of it is by disabling the floppy in the DM, but I dont count that as an option. I have scanned the reg for any values referrencing it. Nada though....
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I believe the floppy is added by the ms sendto service dll; the floppy is added if it's in my computer. If you dont want or need a floppy on the computer, disable it in bios. This should hide it from the sendto service. I say should, because sometime it does, sometimes it doesnt. To the best of my knowledge, some programs place their own short cuts to the floppy and the sendto service picks up on this.

You will NOT find any sendto A\: in any system, userprofile, default profile, alluser profile folder or the registry.
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DOh! Apparently I overlooked your stating that it wasn't in the send to folder...
Thought it odd that I don't have it on my desktop or laptop though... : \
Yes, apparently this is a call to the Shell32.dll...disabling the drive (or rewriting that dll! :) is the only way to prevent it appearing..
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Use Regmon, you'll see that it's a shell32.dll call...
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by:johnb6767
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Yea, I was afraid I might have to edit the .dll.....I do use the floppy, especially in Bart Disk testing....
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Did use regmon, and did see that, but I was hoping there was still a hard reference in the registry I could delete.....
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johnb6767,

Hide removable drives from the Send To menu in Windows XP:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/nodrives.htm
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You know - my last comment, I almost included "if anyone would know how to do this, it would be ramesh"...haha!
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sramesh2k

Ill update you on Monday. Thanks!!

(sramesh2k really does have an answer for anything!!)
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by:sramesh2k
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Howdy! sirbounty :)

johnb6767: Good luck and keep us posted. Hope the "floppy seek" disappears after hiding the drive from Explorer/Send To. If you seldom use the floppy drive, you may disable it in the BIOS. That's what I did in one of my systems.
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sramesh2k

Worked like a charm. I knew about that poilicy, but didnt even think about using it to hide from the sendto menu. Thanks!!
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Thanks for the update, johnb6767!
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NP...

I see a pattern here....I believe the 2 last questions I have accepted have been by your help....Must be stalking me.....    ;^)

Have a great day!!

(you too sirbounty!!)

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;) u both as well...
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