The Windows “Send To” context menu has probably been used by any Windows user at some point. It’s a quick way to create new shortcuts, archive a file or send it to an app or drive. Depending on what you’re using it for most often, it might be useful to hide drives from Windows 10’s Send menu.
Besides making the Send menu a bit more compact, hiding the drives can improve its responsiveness to a certain degree.
How to hide drives from Windows 10’s Send menu
We will use a registry hack to hide drives from Windows 10’s Send menu. You can go about this two ways. The drives can be hidden for the current user or for all users. The method is the same, except you will need to navigate to a different registry path, depending on which one you choose.
Open the Registry Editor. To do this, right-click on the Start button, select Run, type ‘regedit’ (without quotes) in the text field then hit the OK button.
To hide drives from Windows 10’s Send menu for the current user go to the following registry key:
If you want to hide the drives displayed in the Send menu for all users, go to the following registry key instead:
For the purpose of this guide, I will go to the first path, but the steps are exactly the same for both.
If you don’t have the Explorer key you can create it. To do this, right-click on Policies, select New-> Key, then name it ‘Explorer’.
Now you will need to create a new 32-bit DWORD value in the right pane. Name it NoDrivesInSendToMenu and set it to 1.
Now you can close the Registry Editor. For the changes to be applied, you will need to restart the Explorer shell.
To do this, press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Task Manager, select Windows Explorer in the apps section and click the Restart button.
If the drives still show up in Explorer’s Send To menu, you might need to restart Windows.