Change Print Screen folder location in Windows 10/8/7

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 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.

Change Print Screen folder location

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.

This post may interest you if Windows not saving captured Screenshots in Pictures folder.

If you are looking to change default folder locations for some other Windows folders, maybe some of these posts will be of help to you:

  1. Change location of SkyDrive folder in Windows
  2. Change default Program Files installation directory location
  3. Change download location in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera
  4. Change the Location of Search Index
  5. Change default path of User profile personal files
  6. Change Default Install Location of Windows 8 Store Apps
  7. Change Windows Live Mail Store Folder location.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Rachael Boneck

    And what if there is no screenshots folder in that location?

  2. Tien Le

    I’m not seeing the Location tab.

  3. Alex

    there is no screenshots folder

  4. Alex

    There is no screenshots folder you morons

  5. If you do not see the Screenshots folder, you need to hit Win+PrtScr to take a screenshot first.

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