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drugo
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"send to " work with one file only , can i send multiple files with a shortcut in the folder sendto

Hi

i run the last portable version of thunderbird 16.0.2

well in the folder sendto i copied the link of the ThunderbirdPortable.exe

it works ,but only with 1 file

if i click on 1 file , sendto ThunderbirdPortable.exe link , it opens the thunderbird send window

but if i click on 2 or 3 files , sendto ThunderbirdPortable.exe link ,it opens the thunderbird send window with 1 file only in the attachment

is there a tip to use sendto feature with ThunderbirdPortable ?

in short send more files with 1 click?

thanks
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Add to it

You are already doing the hard part with getting an email window opened and message started. The rest is easy.

Try dragging the second and third files into the email window, and they should be added as attachments.

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yes but i would like to know

yes Biggrin

but i would like to know if i can send many files with 1 click

i mean i can't understand why only 1 file go thunderbird

maybe i have to edit some ini files , or add a switch to the loader

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Blame Windows. The "send to" processes one file period. That's how it has been programmed so that's what it expects. It has nothing to do with Thunderbird.

You may be able to modify the "send to" link to include "%1" (an old trick going back to DOS) but I'm not sure. You can try it if you like.

Or you might want to research batch files and create one that calls the "send to" process with multiple parameters.

Is it THAT difficult to drag a file and drop it on the email window?

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Blame Windows. The "send to"

Blame Windows. The "send to" processes one file period. That's how it has been programmed so that's what it expects. It has nothing to do with Thunderbird.

wrong , i use sedto with other software and i can easly send many files with 1 click
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I can confirm that (on

I can confirm that (on Windows 7 at least) Send To works with multiple files. Also Thunderbird (not ThunderbirdPortable) accepts multiple files via the default Send To->Mail Recipient.

But, Thunderbird takes only one of the files if you add a direct shortcut to the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo folder.

I don't think this is a limitation of Thunderbird Portable as much as it is an inconsistency in the way Thunderbird accepts the passed filenames.

EDIT: Have found a fix for the non-portable version, which may also work for the portable version. Up to you to test it if you want to.

  1. Open %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
  2. Create a new text file
  3. Open it with any old plain text editor
  4. Add the following (replace my path with your path, though): C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\Thunderbird.exe -compose attachment="file://%1"
  5. Save and exit the file
  6. Rename the file to "Thunderbird Portable.MAPIMail", or whatever you want, as long as it has the .MAPIMail extension
  7. Hopefully it will work as well for the portable version as it does for the non-portable

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Anything you pass directly to ThunderbirdPortable.exe will be passed along to Thunderbird.exe without any modifications. If Thunderbird.exe is expecting a specific format, you'll need to set that up yourself and pass it to ThunderbirdPortable.exe. There's also a chance that Thunderbird.exe is expecting a different format when things like -profile are passed.

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Ken's instructions work!

Hi Ken,

many thanks for this solution which works with my non-portable version. I've been looking to solve this for ages and you've saved me a lot of time (and going by the google searches a lot of other people have this problem).

Pity we can't pin this post top of google search results!

Regards,
Barry

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Open %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
Create a new text file
Open it with any old plain text editor
Add the following (replace my path with your path, though): C:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird\Thunderbird.exe -compose attachment="file://%1"
Save and exit the file
Rename the file to "Thunderbird Portable.MAPIMail", or whatever you want, as long as it has the .MAPIMail extension

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