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Snipping Tool File Save Location

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    Windows 8

    Snipping Tool File Save Location


    When I use the Snipping Tool and want to save the snip, the tool wants to put the saved file in the Pictures library. Is there any way I can change that default to another folder or even another drive?

    Thank you.

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    I don't use it, but I believe if you select save as, as an option, and select your default location, from then on it will always save there.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello JJG,

    Yep, it's as Dave posted above. Click on File -> Save As to save where you like.


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