By default, the Send To menu is designed to copy files to the target destination. In most cases, it is convenient. But if you added a custom folder to Send To, you might want to move the file to that folder. File Explorer allows you to do it.
In Windows 10, the Send To context menu of File Explorer contains various items:
- Compressed folder - allows you to add the selected file or folder inside a ZIP file.
- Desktop - allows you to create a shortcut to the selected file and place it directly on the Desktop.
- Documents - allows you to send the selected item to the Documents folder.
- Fax recipient - will send the selection by fax via the default fax program.
- Mail recipient - will send the selection by e-mail via your default email program.
- Removable drives and network shares.
The user can extend it and add custom folders and apps to that menu. See the following article for details:
If you added a custom folder to the Send to menu, the File Explorer app will send there, a copy of the selected file once you choose it as the destination target. To override this behavior, do the following.
- Right click the desired file in File Explorer.
- The context menu will appear on the screen. Select "Send to" and then hover your mouse over the destination folder or select it with the keyboard but do not execute it.
- Press and hold the SHIFT key and then click the destination folder.
Voila, the file will be moved there. This is very time saving, especially if you organized your Send To menu with custom items.
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