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Default location of screenshots

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Default location of screenshots

    I have Win 8.1 running in my PC; I don't know how and when, but the default location of screenshots (as taken by pressing Win key and PrntScr together) has changed to a random folder somewhere in drive E. I know that location, and if this is possible, how can I change that default location to wherever I want?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hi Adwait Bhope

    Welcome to Windows EightForums

    Yes you can by right clicking on the folder itself and choosing 'Cut' then pasting it to another location. Windows will remember the path.
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    It holds it in a Temp folder cache, until you paste it. There are Clipboard viewer programs out there, that you can see what is currently stored in the clipboard.
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    Win 8 64-bit

    You can find how to change the default screenshot folder location and/or restore the default screenshot folder location in the following tutorial:

    Screenshots - Change Default Folder Location in Windows 8

    Also, generic info on capturing screenshots can be found in the following tutorial:

    Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8
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