When you take a screenshot on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer, it is automatically saved to a default location on your computer. Here’s where screenshots are saved on Windows 10 and Windows 11:
By default, screenshots are saved in the “Screenshots” folder, which is located within the “Pictures” folder in your user profile directory. The full path to the folder is:
You can access this folder in several ways:
- Using File Explorer: Open File Explorer and navigate to the “Pictures” folder in your user profile directory. You should see a folder named “Screenshots” within this folder.
- Using the “Win + Print Screen” shortcut: Press the “Win + Print Screen” keys simultaneously to take a screenshot and automatically save it to the “Screenshots” folder.
- Using the Snipping Tool: Open the Snipping Tool and take a screenshot. Click on “File” and select “Save As” to save the screenshot. By default, it will be saved in the “Pictures” folder in your user profile directory.
If you want to change the default location where screenshots are saved, you can do so by following these steps:
- Open the Settings app by clicking on the “Start” button and selecting the gear icon.
- Click on “System” and then select “Storage” from the left-hand menu.
- Under the “More storage settings” section, click on “Change where new content is saved.”
- Under the “New photos and videos will save to” dropdown menu, select the location where you want your screenshots to be saved.
- Click “Apply” to save your changes.
From now on, any new screenshots you take will be saved to the new location you specified.