How to hide network shares and hard drives from the Send To menu in Windows 8 and Windows 7

The Send To menu includes a list of local and network drives available on your PC. If you do not use this feature, you can disable the hard drives in the Send To menu. It will speed up the menu a little and will make it less cluttered. Personally I have not sent anything to the local drive even once in my life, because I always send it to some subfolder. Let us see how to disable hard drives and prevent them from being displayed in the Send To menu.

The behavior of the Send To menu can be changed with a simple registry tweak. To hide drives, do the following:

Now your drives will be hidden from the Send To menu.


Note that this setting affects only the current user. If you have another user account, it will continue to show drives in Send To menu.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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