The screenshot is the most convenient way to share the information with anyone. You don’t need to manipulate anything to describing the actual scenario on your PC or smartphone screen. Screenshot means a picture of the current or active window on the screen. These days, you can take a screenshot on any device may it Android Smartphone, iPhone, Mac, Windows.

To take a screenshot on Windows, all you need to press “Window key+ PrtSc”. You would see a blink on the screen which means that screenshot has been captured. By default, screenshot gets saved in This PC > Pictures > Screenshot. Another way to capture screenshot is “Alt+PrtSc”. In this, screenshot gets copied to the clipboard and you can paste it into any word processor or in any photo editing software.




But, if you share a lot of screenshot for any purposes, it gets little inconvenient to first fetch the screenshot folder then to copy or cut those screenshot to the desired folder. But you can change screenshot location to any desired folder.

How to Change Screenshot location in Windows?

To change the location of the screenshot, first, go to the desired location and add a folder. You can give it any name. Like, I created a folder in “D” drive and I named it Screenshots.

Also Read: How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows

Now, go to This PC > Pictures > Screenshot folder and right-click on any blank area and click on Properties.

change screenshot location windows

Now you are on Screenshots properties. From the above tabs, select the Location. Here you would see default location. To change the location, click on the Move.

change screenshot location windows

A window will appear. Here you need to select the desired folder where you wanted to save the screenshots. Like, in my case, I created a Screenshot folder in “D” Drive. Select the folder.

change screenshot location windows

After Selecting the folder, click on Apply. A popup will appear, click OK. The screenshot location has been successfully changed.

change screenshot location windows

From now, all the screenshot will automatically save in a new folder that you selected. You can change this location to default location by selecting “Restore Default” option instead of Move option.

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This was pretty easy. So, this is how you can change the screenshot location on Windows. I was using Windows 10 and these steps would be same for the Windows 8 as well as for Windows 7. If you face any problem, do let me know in the comment section and I will try to fix you.

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