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With the release of SkyDrive, backing up files to the cloud has become easier than ever. SkyDrive offers 7GB free storage (25 GB free upgrade for loyal users.

As we all know, SkyDrive is available for Windows. If you have already installed and are using SkyDrive, you probably have noticed that one can easily drag-and-drop a file to a SkyDrive folder to sync file to the account.

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But if you want to backup a large number of files by transferring files to your account, dragging and dropping files may take quite a while. So, what’s the best way to easily send large number of files to a SkyDrive folder? 

The best way is to add a SkyDrive shortcut to the Send to menu. By adding a SkyDrive shortcut to the Send to menu, you will be able to send files in a jiffy.

Procedure:

Step 1: Navigate to C:\Users\UserName directory (“C” is your Windows installation drive letter and “UserName” is your user account name). Right-click on SkyDrive and select Create Shortcut. 

Step 2: Open Run dialog box. To do this, simultaneously press Windows + R keys. In the dialog, type shell:sendto and hit enter key to open SendTo folder.

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Step 3: Copy the SkyDrive shortcut that we have created in step 1 to SendTo folder. That’s it! You should now have a SkyDrive shortcut in your SendTo menu. From now onwards, you can simply right-click on file, highlight Send to option and then click SkyDrive to send the selected file to the cloud.   

The only catch is that when you use the Send to menu to send a file to SkyDrive, the file will be stored in the root folder. In other words, if you want to send a file to the subfolder of SkyDrive, you will need to manually drag-and-drop the file.

Users who don’t mind adding multiple shortcuts to the Send to menu can add shortcuts of Documents and Public folders to the the menu.

Originally posted on Into Windows

  • What a great tip!  Win7 hid the SendTo menu, & heretofore I was unaware of shell:sendto.  I use SkyDrive so frequently that accessing it via the context menu has already proven helpful.  Thanks much!

    Jimmy May @aspiringgeek

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