How to Add Google Drive To Windows ‘Send To’ Menu?
Google drive allows you to copy-paste or drag the file or folder you want to move to local Google Drive folder available in the system. Once Google server is connected, this Google Drive for PC is synchronized with the cloud storage location of Google server. How easy it would have been if Windows have the option to add files like we do it with USB drives. Right click and send to USB Pen Drive. Well, it is possible! One more alternative which can be much quicker to perform this method is to add Google Drive to Windows ‘Send To’ menu. This section below will discuss about how to attain this method and add this option of Google Drive to “Send To” option.
Steps for The Procedure
Take care of the fact that you have Google Drive for PC installed in your system. Only then you will be able to add this option of Google Drive to the “Send To” option.
- Go to Start Menu and type command Run or you can press Windows Key + R in order to open run command.
- Here in the Run window, type Shell:sendto and hit Enter. This will open the Send To folder where all the shortcuts for different applications and locations are listed.
- Or, you can go to the location; C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo directly by providing this path to Windows Explorer address bar.
- Once this location is open, a shortcut for Google Drive can be created. Right-click on this Send-To folder and click on New and select Shortcut.
- Another window will open where you can Browse for the location of Google Drive in the system. Click Next to proceed.
- Provide a name for this Shortcut, Google Drive is recommended to avoid confusion which is taken by default. Click Finish once you finish the process.
- Once the Shortcut is created, you can easily send the files or folders directly using the “Send To” option. Select the files and right-click to it, click on Sent To and select Google Drive as destination location.Conclusion
In this way one can easily add Google Drive to Windows ‘Send To’ menu. After performing this very short task, you will not need to copy paste or drag and drop files from your system to local Google Drive folder. You can quickly send the files to this local folder using Send To option. Once you are connected to the Google server, the files will be automatically synched with the server and the files will be saved to Google Drive online.
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