How to Change The Default Screenshot Folder Location in Windows 8.1 and 8

How to Change The Default Screenshot Folder Location in Windows 8.1 and 8

Oct. 14, 2014 10:11 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As we know, taking screenshots of the screen is a feature that has been used for a long time. Last time we have introduced Top 5 Ways to Take Screenshot in Windows 8.1 and 8. Actually, all the screenshots you take without using third party applications are stored in a default location. In most case, people like to change the default screenshot folder location in Windows 8.1 and 8. Here are the detailed introduction of where is and how to change the dafault location:

Where is The Default Screenshot Folder Location in Windows 8.1 and 8?

In Windows 8.1 and 8, the screenshots you take without using third party programs are automatically stored in Screenshots folder. It is found in your Pictures library or user folder. Note that this folder is creayed only after you take your first screenshot using the tools that are available in Windows.

To find your screenshots taking in your Windows 8.1 and 8 computer, by going to "C:\Users\Your Username\Pictures\Screenshots". Note that Your Username is the name of the user account that you use to log into Windows.

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You can either browse your computer and go to the path mentioned above, or you can use the Pictures shortcut from the Navigation pane in File Explorer.

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How to Change The Default Screenshot Folder Location?

As to how to change the default screenshot folder location in Windows 8.1 and 8, you can refer to the following steps.

  • 1. First of all, right click or tap and hold it until the right-click menu is shown. Then, click or tap Properties.

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  • 2. In the Properties window, go to the Location tab.

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  • 3. In the Location tab, you can see the existing path to your Screenshots Folder.

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  • 4. In order to change the folder where your screenshots are stored, click or tap Move.

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  • 5. In the "Select a Destination" window, browse your computer and open the folder you'd like to use as the default location for all your screenshots. Then, click or tap Select Folder.

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  • 6. You are back to the Screenshots Properties window. You'll see the new path that you have selected for the Screenshots folder. Click or tap OK so that the new setting is applied.

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  • 7. Click Yes to confirm to move all the screenshots from the old location to the new one.

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Depending on how many screenshots you need to move, the moving process might take a while.

As you can see from the guide, it's really simple and quick to move the default screenshot location in Windows 8.1 and 8. If you still have some Windows tips need to know, click here to know more info about Windows tips.

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