Do you frequently use Dropbox for sharing folders as well as for backing up your files online? If yes, then I am sure you mostly have to open your browser, log on to the online Dropbox utility, and perform the necessary tasks such as sharing and browsing.
However, the latest trend for using Dropbox is via its app that you need to download as well as install on your PC. So, if you have this app on your PC, it means that you have made the task of storing and sharing files as well as folders on this cloud storage easier and quicker.
Now, are you then interested in implementing the quickest as well as fastest way to access Dropbox? Well, how about adding the Dropbox option in the Send To menu of the Context menu? Wouldn’t this be the easiest as well as the quickest way to access Dropbox? If you agree, do read further to know how to do so in the various versions of Windows.
In Windows XP
If you use Send To menu in Windows, you will be able to enjoy the advantage of quickest access facilitated by the Context menu to add files to your Dropbox folder. You can easily put Dropbox in the Sent To menu in Windows XP. All you have to do is create a shortcut to the Dropbox folder.
Here Are The Steps To Add Dropbox To Sent To Menu In Windows XP
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Select Folder Options. The Folder Options dialog box is displayed.
3. Click the View tab.
4. In the Advanced settings list box, select the Show hidden files and folders option.
5. Click OK. The dialog box gets closed.
6. Open Windows Explorer.
7. Browse to C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\SendTo.
8. Using the Context menu, create a shortcut to your folder of Dropbox. Now, the Dropbox folder is visible in the Send To menu of the Context menu.
In Windows Vista & Windows 7
Although Windows Vista and Windows 7 might not appear that user-friendly, adding Dropbox to Send To menu in these versions of Windows is pretty easy and quick. The steps to do so for both of the versions are almost same, which are given below.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo by copying it into the Address bar. Alternatively, you can directly go to the path by using the Search box that is present in the Start menu.
3. Look for the Dropbox folder under Favorites. If found, right-click it and drag into the SendTo folder. If not found, just search and drag the folder into the SendTo folder.
4. Drop or release the Dropbox folder. The options such as copy, move, or create shortcut are seen.
5. Select the Create Shortcut option. That’s it ! Now, upon right clicking a file or folder, you will see that the shortcut to Dropbox is already present in your Send To menu.
You will be happy to know that the above steps will also work for adding the shared folders that reside within your Dropbox folder to the SendTo menu. So, did you find this article useful? If yes, kindly do not forget to give your comments!