How to change the location of the screenshot folder in Windows 11 (2022)

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One of the basic operations most of us do in Windows 11 is to take a screenshot. If you’re using Windows + Print Screen to capture screenshots, you’ll see that Windows saves all screenshots in the default “Screenshots” folder. If you want to save all screenshots to a new location, I explained how to change the location of the screenshot folder in Windows 11.

Change the location of the screenshot folder in Windows 11 (2022)

What is the default screenshot folder location in Windows 11?

There are multiple ways to take screenshots in Windows 11, but the two most widely used methods are using the Print Screen key and using the Windows + Print Screen Windows 11 keyboard shortcuts. Press the Print Screen key to take a screenshot and the image will be copied to the clipboard. Then you need to use the Snipping Tool or paste the image into any image editor and save it as a file.

On the other hand, if you use the Windows + Print Screen shortcut, the image will be saved directly to your PC. Screenshots are saved in a dedicated “Screenshots” folder inside the “Pictures” folder. The default screenshot folder is usually located at:


To change the default screenshot folder for Windows 11, follow these steps:

Set a custom location for screenshots in Windows 11

1. Pictures folder (C: \ Users \ \ Pictures), go to Right click on the screenshot folderSelect Properties.

Screenshot folder properties

2.[場所]Switch to tabs Click the “Move” button Select a new folder to save all screenshots.

Move the screenshot folder

3. From the file picker interface, go to the new folder you plan to use for screenshots, Select “Select Folder”..

Select a new screenshot folder

4. After selecting a new destination in the screenshot,[OK]or[適用]Click to confirm your changes.

New folder for screenshots

5. Windows will display the prompt as follows Move all screenshots From old folder to new folder. This is an optional step and you can choose to keep all the old screenshots in the old location.

Choose to move the file to the new default screenshot folder in Windows 11

6. If you change your mind,[デフォルトに戻す]Click the button as the default screenshot folder for Windows 11[写真\スクリーンショット]Will be used again.

Restore the default screenshot folder in Windows 11

Select Screenshots folder in Windows 11

Modifying the screenshots folder gives you the flexibility to organize all your screenshots in one place for faster access. If you need to take a large number of screenshots for your work or use case, changing the folder location is a great strategy for easily grouping all the screenshots into related folders. This guide is almost complete. For tips like this, don’t forget to check out our list of the best Windows 11 hidden features to get the most out of your PC.