Hey there its Brooks here from documents nap calm today we’re going to be looking at windows 7 and how we can copy files faster to dropbox using the send to menu now i’m going to be showing dropbox but really this tip can be used for anything it could be used for another cloud product like sugarsync or it could.
Be used actually for any folder on your computer but in this example we’ll be using Dropbox and I rip this tip off from a cnet article which I’ll link to in the blog posts associated with this.
So first what we want to do is we want to add our dropbox folder to windows sends two menus and there’s a couple ways to do that but what i’m going to do is I’m going to click here on the start button and I’m going to go to my home folder which my user ID is called Brooks so I’m going to click on Brooks yours will obviously be called something different so I’m going to click Brooks there and I’m going to go into app.
Data and I’m going to go into the roaming folder I don’t know why it needs to be rolling but on my computer anyway that’s what.
It is suddenly go roaming and I’m going to go down here to Microsoft and what I’m going to go to windows and I’m going to go into my send to menu now if you don’t want to go through all those folders what you can do i’m.
Just going to close this window is you can hit the windows button and then r which will open up the run menu and type that a percent appdata percent backslash microsoft backslash windows.
Backslash send to and that will take us to the exact same place so.
As well and that will be in the in the blog post as well so what we want to do now is we want to add our dropbox folder.
To this send to folder so what we’re going to do is we’re going to right click on the my dropbox folder here in favorites and hold down the right mouse button make sure it’s the right button not the left and drag.
It to our folder and let go and now you’ll see those three options copy here move here create shortcuts here what you want to do is you want to create shortcut.
Here now you can see here that my Dropbox is now in our windows menu so what I’m going to do is I’ll just go.
To our downloads folder and I’ll just pick any file here in my downloads folder and I will right click on this PDF here and I’ll go to send to and you can see now there’s a new menu option here called my Dropbox but when you click there.
It’s going to automatically copy that file to our dropbox folder and now when.
I go to my dropbox and there it is there’s the file that we just copied so that’s a quick and easy way once you set it up you you can very quickly send any any file or group of files to in this case the my dropbox folder but if you want you could drag right click and drag.
Any other folder on your computer into that send to menu hit choose or sorry hit create shortcut and you can have a quick right click access to copy files anywhere on your anywhere on your computer for more going paperless tips head on over to documents netcom thanks.