Send Files To Dropbox, Google Drive And More From Windows' Right-Click Menu

If dragging and dropping is just a bit to slow for sending files to your cloud syncing service of choice, this little Windows trick will put it one click away.

This actually works for any folder or app, and we've featured how to do it before — but it's sometimes hard to see when the Send To menu is actually useful. This is one of those cases. To add Dropbox to your Send To menu, just open up Windows Explorer and type this in the navigation bar:


Press Enter, and then open up another Explorer window. Create a shortcut of your Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive or other cloud-syncing folder and drag it to the SendTo folder you just opened up. That's it! Now, whenever you right-click on a file or folder, you can just click Send To > Dropbox and it'll appear in your Dropbox folder. Be sure to check out previously mentioned DropPub, too, for an easy way to send them to your public folder and get a shareable link.

Quickly Send Files to Dropbox, Google Drive or SkyDrive from Windows 7 []


    To do this in Windows XP, use "%USERPROFILE%/SendTo" instead.

    Except Dropbox already has a right-click menu option.

      That's for files that are in your dropbox. This is for files that you want to add to your dropbox.

    Thanks for the tip, I tried, but when I click a file and use the "Send to" button all it does is open the Dropbox folder or Google Drive Folder, it doesn't send the file. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for the help.

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