How to speed up file copy to Dropbox in Windows 7

Speed Up Dropbox - Windows 7

In this How-To guide, you’ll learn how to include the Dropbox folder shortcut to the Send To menu in Windows 7; that way you can just right-click on a file or folder and send it to your Dropbox folder quickly.

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1. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R to open the Run command and type the following and click OK:


Run command SendTo folder path

2. Once you are in the SendTo folder, right-click and drag the Dropbox link  from the left pane, under the Favorites tree menu, to the SendTo folder on the right.

SendTo Dropbox icon

3. Then click Create shortcuts here.

Dropbox SendTo create shortcut

Quick Tip: If there are some links that you don’t want to have in the SendTo menu, here is the chance to delete them or add more instead, just drag & drop the shortcut with the path to the location that you wanted to add to the SendTo menu.

4. Make sure that shortcut was created.

Dropbox shortcut

5. Next time you need to send a new file or folder to Dropbox, just select and right-click the file, navigate through SendTo and click Dropbox. That’s it!

Dropbox SendTo Menu

Source Cnet

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