How to Change the default location where Screenshots are Saved on Windows 11 and 10?


We can capture screenshots using Windows + Print Screen on a Windows machine. When we do so, Windows saves them automatically in a particular “Screenshots” folder that is located at “C:\Users[User Name]\Pictures\Screenshots. But, If we frequently take screenshots in Windows 11 or 10 using a standard built-in shortcut, Microsoft allows us to move our Screenshots folder to a new location.

In some instances, if our “C” drive is running out of storage or due to some reason, if we want, we can change the default location where screenshots are saved on Windows 11/10. It is pretty easy to move the screenshots folder. We can quickly set a new location as default for our Screenshots folder.

In this Rise windows article, we will discuss how to change the default location of Screenshots on Windows 11 and 10.

How do you change the location where Screenshots are Saved on Windows 11 and 10?

To relocate the screenshots folder in Windows 11 or 10, follow the following steps:-

Step 1. First, open File Explorer.

To launch the File Explorer on Windows 11 or 10, we can use the Windows + E keyboard shortcut or right-click the Start button and select File Explorer.

Step 2. Next, when the File Explorer window appears on our computer, click Pictures in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Right-click on the Screenshots folder and select the Properties option in the menu on the right side.

Step 4. In the “Screenshots Properties” dialog, switch to the Location tab.

Step 5. In the “Select a Destination” window, choose the location where we want to save the screenshots.

Step 6. Now, click the Select Folder button.

Step 7. Then, click Apply.

Step 8. Once we’re done with the steps, Windows will ask if we want to move existing screenshot files to the new location; click Yes or No according to our choice.

Step 9. Finally, click OK.

When we complete the above steps and take a screenshot using Windows + Print Screen, it will be automatically saved in the new location.

If we ever want to set the default location of the screenshots folder, browse to the new screenshot folder in File Explorer and right-click on that. Choose the Properties option and select the Location tab. Then click the Restore Default button. Then the screenshots will be saved on the default location itself.

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