Fixing "send to"

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    Richarrd Hanna

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    I scan documents to my Documents folder ok but when I right click my mouse and select "send to", I am unable to send the selected document to my email. I am however able to send the selected document to the Desktop. Can someone give me an idea why or what to do to fix this issue.
     
    Richarrd Hanna, Aug 20, 2017
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    TrainableMan ^ The World's First ^ Moderator

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    In order to send a file to email you need to have a program assigned to process emails that resides on your computer. Many people use web-based email (Hotmail/outlook.com/gmail/etc) which means there is no actual program on the computer which means there is nowhere to send the file.

    You could install a program called Affixa on your computer and it acts as the go between so your computer has an app on the computer but the app redirects to your webmail. I've never tried it myself but you can read the article from PCWorld.

    BTW: When you send to the desktop all you are really doing is creating a link to your document on the desktop. If you click on that link the computer uses the file extension of the file to see what program on your computer is designed to handle that file and it opens that program passing the filename to it as a parameter and most programs recognize the parameter and open that file as they open up.
     
    TrainableMan, Aug 22, 2017
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