Office 365: Add Outlook shortout to explorer’s sendto context menu


to simply send files by using the Windows Explorer sendto context menu you have to create an Outlook shortcut in the shell:sendto folder.

The folder can be determined by

PS D:\> [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::SendTo)

Or open the folder in the Explorer by open the run window (WinKey + R) and open shell:sendto.

Run Shell:Sendto
Run Shell:Sendto

The create a shortcut to the outlook.exe file and the /a switch

Outlook Sendto Shortcut

Or by powershell by using scriptinghosts COM object

$oShell = New-Object -ComObject ("WScript.Shell")
$oShortCut = $oShell.CreateShortcut(([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath([System.Environment+SpecialFolder]::SendTo))+"\Outlook.lnk")
$oShortCut.TargetPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Office16\OUTLOOK.EXE"
$oShortCut.WindowStyle = 1
$oShortCut.Description = "Send with Outlook"


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One thought on “Office 365: Add Outlook shortout to explorer’s sendto context menu”

  1. Hello

    Thank You very much for this genius PS-Script. Is it possible to change the script to create this Outlook shortcut in the folder sendto to a remote computer?

    What should I change in the script?

    Kind regards,

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