One of the neat features of Windows is the drag-and-drop system, where you can use the mouse to drag an icon (or a file name in Windows Explorer), over a target icon — and drop the dragged icon on target icon.
When you do that, many Windows programs will start and do whatever they do to that file.
Drag an icon onto the Recycle Bin, let go, and the icon will go into the Recycle Bin.
Drag a document icon over the icon for Microsoft Word, Word will start and open the icon.
Drag an image icon into Internet Exporer when it’s open, or drag and drop it on the IE icon if IE’s not open, and IE will display the image.
Many programs work that way and it’s a big convenience.
But, there are times where you don’t have an icon on which to drop the document. Maybe you have an icon, but it’s buried way down in the Start menu.
The fix for that is to add the program icon to the Send To menu that is available when you right-click on a document’s icon.
So, how do you do that? The easiest way is to open Windows Explorer (right-click on Start, then select Explore). Select C:\Documents and Settings, then open the folder that matches your user name. In this folder, you’ll find a bunch of folders, including Application Data, Cookies, Desktop, Favorites, Local Settings, My Documents, NetHood, Recent, SendTo, StartMenu and more.
All you have to do is to either drag a program shortcut into the Send To folder or make a new shortcut in the Send To folder. Either way, when you right-click on a file, you’ll get a popup menu. Then, either hover over or click on the Send To option and you’ll see all the programs to which you can send that file.
I like to make shortcuts to Notepad and Wordpad in the SendTo folder. Notepad.exe is located in C:\Windows. Wordpad’s filename is write.exe, and it can be found in C:\windows\system32.