Here is how to Change default screenshot folder in Windows:
Screenshots are very useful as they help us capture things that are very crucial to us and can’t be captured by a camera or a smartphone. We take a lot of screenshots daily or weekly. It doesn’t matter who you are and how you use your Laptop or PC, you will screenshot someday. But where they are? In which location, Windows is saving them? If you are taking screenshots for the first time, then you might search on Google or spend some time to figure that out. But navigating to that specific folder every time you take a screenshot is awkward. Do you want to save those screenshots in the right folder? In this tutorial, I will show you how to change default screenshot folder in Windows?
Where to Find Screenshots in Windows?
In Windows 10 and earlier versions, all screenshots you take using Microsoft way are saved in Screenshots folder that is present in the Pictures library of C Drive.
This is the exact path: C:\Users\’your username’\Pictures\Screenshots“. ‘your username’ is the name of your user account which you use to log in to Windows ecosystem.
The shortcut way to access Pictures folder is via Quick Access, which is in the sidebar of the Navigation Pane in File Explorer. After following this path, you might see Camera Roll and other folders depending upon your settings and files. There will be a Screenshot folder too.
How to change default screenshot folder?
Just right click that folder and click properties. There will be a pop-up window. From there, go to Location tab. There will be an existing path like this: C:\Users\’your username’\Pictures\Screenshots. To change the folder where your Screenshots are saved, click on Move button right below the path. There will be another window from where you have to browse the location you want to save Screenshots.
DONOT select the whole drive, first, create a folder named Screenshot there and select it. After selecting that particular folder, you will again see the properties folder. Click Apply & OK or just OK to save settings. Windows will prompt to ask you whether you want to move all screenshots from the old location to the new one or no. I would recommend choosing ‘YES’ to move all screenshots to the new folder. If you choose ‘NO’, then old screenshots will be there, and only new screenshots will save in that folder.
If you have a bunch of screenshots, then it will take some time to move files depending upon the performance of your PC or Laptop.
Remember that the screenshot folder will only change for that user active account.
Restore Default Location?
If you are willing to change the screenshots save location to default then, first of all, navigate to the new default folder and right click on it like you did earlier. In properties folder, you will see restore default. Further more, click on restore default and then you might see a prompt of Create folder. As a result of the transfer, older screenshot folder may have been removed after transfer, so you have to create it again by selecting “Yes”. It’s that easy. That was how to change default screenshot folder in Windows. If you have any question regarding this, ask me in the comments section below. Follow me on Facebook and Like AbduGeek Page for more.