Scripts #7

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Move Or Copy Any File Or Folder Anywhere On Your Hard Drive Or Even On Your Network With A Right Click
Microsoft has the SendTo Any Folder Power Toy which will do basically exactly what this script will do, but unfortunately it has a bug that causes a problem with other items in your SendTo folder. While the problem can be repaired (see SendTo Power Toy in the Customizations section) we thought we would come up with a solution of our own instead, so Script God Steve Yandl worked his magic.

Somewhere script is very easy to use. Here it is in six easy steps:

  1. Download Somewhere.zip to a temporary directory.
  2. Unzip the contents into a permanent directory anywhere you’d like on your hard drive.
  3. Go to the new permanent directory and find somewhere.vbs. Right click it and choose Create Shortcut.
  4. You can rename the shortcut to anything you’d like to help you remember what it is. You could call it “Send To Any Folder” or whatever works best for you. Move the shortcut to your SendTo folder. In Windows 95 or 98 this would be C:\Windows\SendTo by default. In Windows 2000 it would be C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\SendTo. In Windows NT4, move the shortcut to C:\Winnt\Profiles\Your User Name\SendTo.
  5. Now, whenever you want to copy or move a file or folder somewhere, all you need to do is right click the file, choose Send To from the context menu and then select your new shortcut for somewhere.vbs. Follow the prompts to choose between creating a new folder, or sending to an existing folder and copying or moving the files.
  6. Enjoy!
    • This script was last updated on November 25th, 2000

Send A Shortcut For Any File Anywhere
Shortcuts are one of the most powerful features of operating systems with a graphical user interface. This is one advantage that no command line OS can match, so let’s take advantage of these little puppies, shall we? Once again Steve Yandl has created a small, simple script which is intended to allow you to use the SendTo menu to send a shortcut to a file anywhere on your system. Some of my favorite spots for shortcuts are the Desktop (the default location for this script), the SendTo folder itself and the Quick Launch bar. This way, whenever I install a new program which I plan to use often, say a new text editor, I can use this script to send a shortcut for the executable to the Quick Launch toolbar. This script calls for some rudimentary editing on your part to configure it for your needs, but there’s nothing to it so don’t let that slow you down. This is what to do:

  1. Just download XasLink.zip and unzip it to a permanent folder.
  2. Right click XasLink.vbs and select Edit from the context menu. Look it over, the simple directions for editing it are included right in the script itself.
  3. Select File/Save As… and save a new copy of XasLink.vbs, with the .VBS extension. You may otherwise rename it anything you like. This is what my permanent folder for this script looks like. 
    Create a permanent directory and generate copies of XasLink.vbs for editing

     

  4. Now make your edits in this new version of the file. All you need to do is type in the path for the location to which you’d like to send a shortcut. That’s it.
  5. Create a shortcut to the new version of the script copy you created.
  6. Move the shortcut to the SendTo folder and you’re set. Now, anytime you right click a file or folder you’ll have the option of sending a shortcut to for it to the location you typed in. Here’s my SendTo menu. 
    The SendTo menu is a versatile tool

     

  7. Enjoy!

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