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How to Restore Missing “Desktop (create shortcut)” Item in Send To Menu in Windows

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I have a user using WIN7 and his profile has  Missing  Item in Send To Menu in Windows, I have created a new user and even that account had the same issue.  Any ideas how this can be fixed?
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Tej Pratap Shukla ~Dexter earned 500 total points
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Hi..

Follow the steps described below to fix the issue: -

1). Type "shell:sendto" in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open "Send To" folder.

2). Now right-click on blank area in the folder and select "New -> Text document". It'll create a text file with the name "New Text Document.txt". Rename this file and set its name to "Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink".

3). Now you'll get "Desktop (create shortcut)" option back in "Send To" menu.

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or type the command given below in run it will recreate the desktop option
regsvr32 sendmail.dll

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by:AJ1978
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When trying to run the command line I get the below issue, what would be next? Capture.PNG
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by:Tej Pratap Shukla ~Dexter
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hi..

have you tried the first method?
Try it

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by:AJ1978
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I have a renamed the text file but it stay as a text file!
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by:Tej Pratap Shukla ~Dexter
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okey check it..

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Then click on browse

Select Desktop

Next >> Next >> FInish

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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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Easiest way that i did once and worked:

go to any other Windows 7 PC (preferred to be the same: i.e Ultimate/pro/ home, x64 or x86), and go to the following path
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
copy the contents (shortcuts), and go the PC you want to fix, go to the same directory, and copy the shortcuts there.

If issue remains the same, then the registry point to that folder might be corrupted. down this registry fix (from the Windows Club http://www.thewindowsclub.com/downloads/rdstr.zip?75a050) and should do it.

also you might think of running the command sfc/scannow to check file system integrity.
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by:Deadman
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You have to remove .txt that file extension. To remove follow this
On that folder, go to Organize--->Folder Options-->Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings, do one of the following:

To show file name extensions, clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.

Now you will see Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink.txt remove the end  .txt keep only Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink. If asking for already file exist replace with new created one.

 rerun the command regsvr32 sendmail.dll
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by:AJ1978
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Hi Deadman I have tried your method but when I run the command line i get the first issues DIILregisterserve not found
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by:AJ1978
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Sam I have tried your reg fix but that didn't work!
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by:Deadman
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If  Desktop (create shortcut).DeskLink file has been successfully then restart the system.
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by:Merete
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It took me a few reads to figure out what you meant by rightclick send to ,  to replicate it.
What are you right clicking I think holds the key here
Ok lets say I rightclick an image on my desktop then send to is this what your referring to.
Please let me know what you are rightclick and where
right click an image
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by:Sam Simon Nasser
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@aj1978 .. then run sfc/scannow to check file integrity .. then run the registry
although the first method (copy from another computer) should work normally.
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by:jcimarron
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aj1978--
This site offers a  file to restore Send To|Desktop (create shortcut).  Option 2 #2
Or see Option 1 #3
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/45421-send-context-menu-remove-restore-default-items.html
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