screenshot Folder Location in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a unique feature which lets you autosave captured screenshots to a particular folder named screenshots. Whenever you press Windows key + PrintScreen Key, the screenshots will be automatically get saved in screenshots folder located Pictures\Screenshots.

pictures folder

Screenshots folder is inside Pictures folder.

Screenshots folder

This is very useful for those who frequently capture screenshots for illustrations or help images. Now, they don’t need to paste in the paint after pressing PrintScreen. Just press Windows key + PrintScreen and the captured screenshot will be automatically stored in screenshots folder located in default pictures folder of windows 10.

But, what if we want a different location for this screenshot folder. It may be a case if we are working on a particular folder and finding it difficult to go to pictures and then screenshots folder to fetch the latest screenshot. Let’s see how to change the default screenshot folder location.

Step 1  – Go to Pictures –> Screenshots

Step 2 –  Right Click on Screenshots folder. Click on Move and find a different file path by browsing to the relevant location you want.

change screenshots folder location

That’s it. You have just changed the default path according to your desired one. Now, the saved screenshot will be fetched via a new location.


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