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How to fix Windows 10 Explorer ‘Send To’ only showing Bluetooth Device

In my job, I obviously install pre-release versions of Microsoft products frequently, and so it has been with Windows 10. I’ve installed lots of early builds to weed out problems and to help get it into the best possible shape.

In a number of early builds, I found that the Windows Explorer right-click menu Send To feature often broke on my machine. It would show only ‘Bluetooth Device’ in the available destinations list and not all the others, including Compressed (zipped) folder which is the one I use the most, for building archives of projects to email to people when they ask me questions.

Well, in the past I put up with it just being one of those things with pre-release and waited for the next build, which would usually fix it. Well – it’s now happened on my official work PC which is still running 10240 – the public release.

So, I can no longer ignore this and I needed a fix. After much searching through forums and trying various reg files and dismissing other advice that was clearly wide of the mark, I found the answer in the comments to this here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/windows-10-send-to-menu-only-contains-one-option/b7b59890-e0ec-451c-9080-a0cfaa2884e7 . So thank you ‘hillyhill’ who replied with the answer that worked for me.

In short, the solution is:

  • Press Windows + r – this brings up the Run dialog
  • In the open box, enter shell:sendto and press OK
  • This opens an explorer window where you will see a list of the items that should appear on your Send To destinations list
  • If there is a 0 bytes entry second in the list called Bluetooth, delete it. This is a bad file that stops the list from displaying
  • That’s it! You should have all your Send To destinations back Smile

Of course, that worked for me and your mileage may vary. Let me know in the comments if you have any different experiences.