Create a desktop shortcut to ‘Send Files’

Though we no longer support a SendThisFile desktop client, it’s easy to create a desktop shortcut for quick access. Follow the each step below to create a desktop shortcut in Windows that will allow quick access to your ‘Send Files’ page.

Create the shortcut

  1. Log in to your SendThisFile account
  2. Click on the Send Files menu option
  3. Left-click on the SendThisFile icon to the left of the URL in the web browser’s address bar and drag it to your desktop

You should now have a shortcut on your desktop.

Rename the shortcut

If you’d like, you may rename the shortcut

  1. Right-click on the desktop icon
  2. On the menu, Click ‘Rename’
  3. Type SendThisFile and press ‘Enter’

The icon will now show the name “SendThisFile.”

Modify shortcut URL

For this step you will remove information that sends you to a specific server.  SendThisFile uses multiple servers and if, for example, one is taken down for scheduled maintenance you would be unable to access the service.

  1. Right-click on the desktop icon.
  2. Click on Properties on the menu that will appear. This will open a window called ‘SendThisFile Properties.’
  3. Put your cursor over the field labeled ‘URL’ and Left-click.
  4. If you see a number after www in the URL (e.g., www3), delete the number.
  5. Next, delete everything AFTER index.jsp in the URL.
  6. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the SendThisFile Properties window.

This step ensures that you will always be directed to the most readily available SendThisFile server.

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