"Niall" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> Unlike Vista & WinXP, Win7 doesn't include a default Mail Client. [What
>> were they thinking?]
>> You will have to install one (e.g., MS Outlook; Windows Live Mail;
>> Thunderbird) and then set it as your default for Mail in the CUSTOM
>> (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults before
>> any Send To or MailTo functions will become available.
>> You'll find support for Win7 Mail Clients in this forum:
>> You will find support for Windows Live Mail in this public newsgroup:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...mail .desktop
>> . Via your newsreader (i.e., Windows Live Mail):
>> And in Windows Live Mail Support Forums (new 08 March 2010)
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> Niall wrote:
>>> I have Win 7 (upgraded from Vista) and IE 8.
>>> On any web page when I click File/Send the options "Link by E-mail" and
>>> "Page by E-mail" are greyed out. It worked in Vista. Is there any way I
>>> enable those commands again?
> Got it, guys. Thanks a lot. I use WLM and I never set it as default
> I can't find a newsgroup for another problem I have so I'll post it here
> and ask if anyone can send me to the right place. (It does not involve
> When I right click a file or folder and select "Sent to" I don't get the
> "Desktop (Create shortcut)" option. It is not there at all. How can I get
> that option back?
> Sorry for not observing the right etiquette of posting my message at the
In XP Pro, one Right Clicks and selects Create Shortcut, NOT Send To. You
don't want to Send To a shortcut, you want to Create a shortcut. You can
press and hold the CTRL Key and drag the file to the new location, and a
shortcut will be created automatically.
Open Windows Explorer in a Normal Window, and drag the desired file(s) to
the Desktop while holding the CTRL Key.
Turns out, my advise is not entirely correct. You can hold the CTRL Key
while you drag files and folders, but this makes copies of the files and
folders, not shortcuts to them. The distinction is that the copy can be
changed while leaving the original intact; when the shortcut is created, the
original file is changed when the shortcut is opened. But you can right
click the file or folder in Windows Explorer and select Create Shortcut,
then drag the result to the Desktop.