Windows 10/8/7, by default, saves screenshots to the Pictures folder. But if you wish, you can change the default save folder location for captured Print Screen image files to any other location, by following this tutorial. There are several ways you can take a desktop screenshot on Windows, including using the built-in Snipping Tool, PrtScr keyboard button, or other third-party Screen capture freeware.
Change Print Screen folder location
To change the folder where the Windows operating system saves its screenshots, you will have to do the following. Navigate to the following location, where you will see a Screenshots folder:
If you do not see the Screenshots folder, you need to hit Win+PrtScr to take a screenshot first. This screenshot will then be saved in the Screenshots folder, which will get created by Windows to save your screenshots.
Right-click on the Screenshots folder and select Properties.
Under the Location tab, you will see the target or the folder path where screenshots are saved by default. You can change where files and folders are saved to another location on your computer – including the Desktop, another drive, another computer on your network.
To do this, click on the Move button, and navigate to the folder location which you want to save the screenshots, via the Select a Destination box which opens up. Select the folder and click Apply.
Once you have done this, your captured screenshots will be saved to this new location.
To restore the default folder path, you have to simply click on the Restore Default button and click Apply.
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