Enable or Disable Snipping Tool Auto Save Screenshots in Windows 11 - Windows Basics


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Enable or Disable Snipping Tool Auto Save Screenshots in Windows 11

This guide will show you how to enable or disable automatic screenshot saving for the Snipping Tool app on Windows 11.

The Snipping Tool app includes a built-in screen recorder and lets you quickly capture and annotate screenshots, photos, and other images with a pen, touch, or mouse, then save, paste, or share with others. other applications.

Starting with Snipping Tool version 11.2209.2.0, Snipping Tool will now automatically save your screenshots by default to Screenshots in the Pictures folder (e.g. "%UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots") for your account.

Note: Screenshots captured by the Snipping Tool are temporarily cached in the %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbw\TempState folder for the current user.

You can restore missing screenshots from this folder location if they have not been automatically deleted.

How to turn on/off the automatic screenshot saving feature in Snipping Tool on Windows 11

Here's how:

1. Open the Snipping Tool application.

2. Click the See more button (3 dots) and click Settings.

3. Turn on (default) or turn off Automatically save screenshots depending on your preference.

4. Now, you can close the Snipping Tool application if you want.

Should do that!


This post has shown you how to automatically enable or disable Snipping Tool, save snapshots in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you found any errors above or have something to say. additional.

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