Change default screenshot folder location

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I want to change default screenshot folder location to a customized folder. How can I do that?

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  1. Wesley Li 4,200 Reputation points


    The process to change the default screenshot folder location varies depending on your operating system. Here are the steps for both Windows and macOS:

    For Windows:

    Open the Snip & Sketch tool.

    Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select Settings.

    Under the Save snips section, click on the Change button next to Save To.

    Choose your desired folder and click Select Folder.


    For macOS:

    Open Terminal.

    Type the following command: defaults write location /path/to/folder (replace /path/to/folder with the path to your desired folder).

    Press Enter.

    Type killall SystemUIServer and press Enter again.

    Please replace /path/to/folder with the path of your customized folder. For example, if you want to change the screenshot location to a folder named “Screenshots” on your desktop, the path would be ~/Desktop/Screenshots.

    Restart your computer after these changes to ensure they take effect.

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  2. Kapil Arya 7,596 Reputation points MVP


    Refer this guide:

    Let us know if this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog by a trusted Microsoft MVP.

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