On Windows 11, you can change the default screenshot folder to any other drive or folder via the Location tab in Folder Properties. This guide shows you how to do it in simple steps.
Every time you take a screenshot on Windows 11, it is saved by default to the Screenshots folder located in your home folder. The exact location of the default screenshots folder on Windows 11 is “C:\Users\Username\Pictures\Screenshots”. If you want to change where screenshots are saved. i.e., change the screenshots folder, you can do so by moving the screenshots folder location to the drive or folder of your choice. For example, you might want to change the screenshots folder from C drive to some other drive so that you will not lose your screenshots even when you reset or reinstall Windows 11.
The good thing is, it is pretty simple to do. Without further ado, follow the steps outlined below to change the screenshots folder on Windows 11.
Change screenshots folder on Windows 11
To change the default screenshots folder location on Windows 11, follow the below steps:
- Open File Explorer.
- Go to the “C:\Users\Username\Pictures” folder (replace username).
- Right-click on the Screenshots folder.
- Choose the Properties option.
- Navigate to the Location tab.
- Press the Move button.
- Select a folder where you want to save the screenshots and click Select Folder.
- Press the Apply button.
- Press the Yes button.
- With that, the default screenshots folder is changed on Windows 11.
Let’s see these steps in detail:
First, open File Explorer on your system. You can click on the File Explorer icon on the taskbar or press the Windows key + E shortcut. Once it opens, go to the “C:\Users\Username\Pictures” folder. Don’t forget to replace “Username” with your actual username.
In this folder, find and right-click on the Screenshots folder. Select Properties from the context menu.
This will open the folder properties window. Here, navigate to the Location tab and click on the Move button. This will let you move this folder to any other folder of your choice.
Now, select the folder where you want to save the screenshots. If you want, you can create a new one at your desired location and select it. Once selected, click on the Select Folder button.
In the folder properties window, press the Apply and Ok button.
This action will show a prompt asking if you want to move files from the old location to the new location. Press the Yes button.
That’s it. With that, you’ve changed the default screenshots folder on Windows 11.
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