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    Screenshots - Change Default Folder Location in Windows 8

    Screenshots - Change Default Folder Location in Windows 8
    How to Change Default "Screenshots" Folder Location in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    03 Dec 2012
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    How to Change Default "Screenshots" Folder Location in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    This tutorial will show you how to change (move) the default location of your C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots folder to where you would like your screenshots to be saved to instead in Windows 8.

    Note   Note
    The Screenshots folder is not created until after you capture a screenshot for the first time.

    You can also type shell:Screenshots in the Run dialog (+R) and click/tap on OK to open directly to the Screenshots folder.





    OPTION ONE
    To Move the Screenshots Location in Windows 8

    1.
    In File Explorer, navigate to your C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots folder, right click or press and hold on the Screenshots folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Navigate to and select a folder (ex: Screenshots) that you want to move and save your screenshots to, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    Note   Note
    It would be best to use a new folder that is empty for this. If the location you want to move Screenshots to doesn't have a new folder, then click/tap on the New folder toolbar button, name the new folder, press Enter, select the new folder (ex: Screenshots), and click/tap on Select Folder.

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    4. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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    6. Screenshots has now been moved to your new location (ex: D:\Screenshots).





    OPTION TWO
    To Restore the Default Screenshots Location in Windows 8

    1. In File Explorer, navigate to where (ex: D:\Screenshots) you moved your Screenshots folder to in OPTION ONE above, right click or press and hold the folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Restore Default button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)

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    6. After a few seconds, your Screenshots folder has now been restored to it's default C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots location.


    Tip   Tip
    If this doesn't help to restore your Screenshots folder, then see Option Two below.

    How to Restore the Default Location of User Folders in Windows 7 and Windows 8




    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Posts : 36
    Windows 7


    I changed the print screen location to Desktop (c:\users\username\Desktop) accidentally, how to restore it to the default location? thank you.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello gayxq,

    You should be able to restore the default location using OPTION TWO in the tutorial above.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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