by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 8, 2015)
In his work, Steve deals with a lot of text files on client's PCs that do not have traditional file types as part of their names (for example, textfile.002). He doesn't want to create an association for these types as there are many other ".002" files that are not text files.
The solution that has worked for Steve in the past in the past is to create a shortcut to Notepad in the user's "SendTo" folder. That way, he can just right-click on any file and choose Notepad from the "Send To" menu.
Now that Steve is starting to work with machines that have Window 7 and Windows 8 installed on them, he can't seem to find the equivalent to the users' SendTo folder. So he wonders if there is a way he can accomplish this task.
Yes, you can still create this great time-saver. In fact, you can customize the Send To menu rather easily. If you want to add Notepad to the menu (so you can send information directly to Notepad), you could follow these steps if you are using Windows 7:
The steps are different in Windows 8:
That's it; the Notepad option is now added to the Send To menu, and you can easily send information to the accessory.
This tip (11403) applies to Windows 7 and 8.
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