‘Right Click and Send to Mail Recipient’ not Working? Here Are the Fixes

The ‘Send to Mail recipient’ option enables you to add email attachments via the context menu. But, after installing the Creator update, this option may stop working. If you are facing the same issue, then do not lose hope. Read on and apply the solutions mentioned below.

Circumventing the Issue through the Share Function

You should pursue these directions given below:

  1. Go to the file that you would like to add as an attachment and right-click on it.
  2. Then, choose the Share option through the freshly shown context menu.
  3. After that, you will see the share screen prompt, select the icon of Mail from the lower side of the window.
  4. You should choose the account from which you would like to send the mail.
  5. Finally, the email attachment will be added automatically, input the email address into the ‘To’ section and press the Send button.

Configure Email Client as the Standard Application

You should pursue these directions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and R buttons to launch the Run box.
  2. After that, insert ‘ms-settings:defaultapps‘ into it and press the OK button to launch the menu of Default Apps of the Settings application.
  3. Go to the right panel and choose the Email section.
  4. Pick the email client you would like to use.
  5. Now, reboot the system and try sending the file again.

Fix the Outlook Synchronization Error

You should pursue these directions given below:

  1. Press the Windows and R buttons to launch the Run box.
  2. Thereafter, insert ‘regedit’ into it and hit the ‘Ctrl + Shift + Enter’ keys simultaneously to launch the admin access tool.
  3. In the prompt of User Account Control, select the Yes button to allow administrative privileges.
  4. When you reach the Registry Editor, use this location: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail\Microsoft Outlook
  5. Once you reach the right location, select each MS Outlook subkey, and right-click on it, then pick the Delete button to clear them.
  6. Later, close the Registry Editor and reboot the system.
  7. Now, check if the problem has been fixed or not.

Fix the Office Installation

You should pursue these directions given below:

  1. Hold the Windows and R buttons simultaneously to launch the Run box.
  2. Then insert “appwiz.cpl” in it and select the OK button to launch the Programs and Features.
  3. Find the Office suite.
  4. Right-click on it, and click on Change.
  5. Select the ‘Quick repair’ option from the menu, and click on the Repair button to start the process.
  6. Now, reboot the system.

After you have followed the steps mentioned above, right-click on a file, select the Send to option, and click on Mail recipient. You will now be able to send files via mail with a right-click.

Ryan Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Davis has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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