Disable Send To in the context-menu in Windows 7

When you right click on an item (file or folder) in Windows 7, you are shown a context-menu. One sub-item of this context menu is Send To which is useful to copy a file over a device or special folder. All you have to do is right-click over a file and choose Send To and then the device name or folder name shown. For some reason if you want to disable this Send To from the context menu, then you can follow these steps :

Send To option in the Context Menu

Important : Since you are going to make changes to your Windows registry, it is highly advised that you create a backup of registry files using the free tool ERUNT. So that, if you somehow end up in messing up your registry, you can always restore it from the backup.

  1. Press the key combination Windows logo key + R to open the Run dialog.
  2. In the Run dialog, type regedit and press Enter to run the Windows Registry Editor.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following registry key :
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTAllFilesystemObjectsshellexContextMenuHandlersSend To
  4. You would find the (Default) value in the right-side pane as shown.

    Send To key in the Registry Editor in Windows 7

  5. Double-click on it and change its value to a blank string (leave the text field blank).

    Disabling Send To in the Registry Editor

  6. Click OK to save the value. You will see that the Send To has disapeared from the context-menu.

If later you want to decide to enable the Send To again, then you can change the value of the Default in step 5 above to {7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}.