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Use SendTo in a program that doesn't support it

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Hi,

I'd like to use SendTo context menu to send files/folders to a program that doesn't suppot it. The program is BitKiller and it deletes files only through drag and drop and the buttons on its gui.

I know how to use SendTo menu to send files to a program, but this behavior should be converted in a drag and drop action.

According to you, is it possible create a script that allows this action?

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Only if the program accepts command line parameters, which is how Send To works.


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Unfortunately BitKiller doesn't accept command line parameters.

My request is surreal, I know. Thanks for your reply

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The source -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitkiller/files/BitKiller2.0_source.zip/download is made in MS Visual C++. I would break that down and replicate it or modify the source to meet your requirements. Unfortunately C++ is a bit of a challenge to learn. In my experience, the autoit forums are the best I have ever used for getting help from other users. Can anyone suggest a friendly forum for C++ and Visual Basic (other than MSDN and stackoverflow)?


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The source -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitkiller/files/BitKiller2.0_source.zip/download is made in MS Visual C++. I would break that down and replicate it or modify the source to meet your requirements. Unfortunately C++ is a bit of a challenge to learn. In my experience, the autoit forums are the best I have ever used for getting help from other users. Can anyone suggest a friendly forum for C++ and Visual Basic (other than MSDN and stackoverflow)?

 

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As an alternative, you could use the Sysinternals program sdelete.exe to secure erase files.

Its free, and command line only. Which makes it ideal for the Send-To context menu.

You can just drop the .exe itself into th SenTo folder, or (better option) make a shortcut to sdelete.exe in the SendTo folder. Nothing else needs to be done.

 

One issue i noticed though was it being a CLI app, it opens a command window each time its run. I found that both annoying and ugly. So i hacked it.

With a hex editor, I changed sdelete.exe into a GUI app, so it never opens the command window, and still works exactly as expected in SendTo.

Here the link to my edited version:

https://mega.co.nz/#!MRYQnLTT!mMnuZQTbWNwOuRRGdA95_nYu2eBHcqj6x77p2kTCk4Y

Heres a link to the original (from Microsoft):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897443.aspx

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#7 ·  Posted (edited)

Thank you very much

The problem with Sdelete is that it doesn't erase folders when lunched from SendTo menu.

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