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Screenshots - Change Default Folder Location in Windows 8


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Screenshots - Change Default Folder Location in Windows 8
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 in Windows 8.
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How to Change Default Screenshots Folder Location in Windows 8 and 8.1
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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 in Windows 8.
How to Change Default "Screenshots" Folder Location in Windows 8 and 8.1

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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 :)winkey:+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)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Move_Location-1.jpg
2. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Move_Location-2.jpg
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.
Note   Note


Windows-8_Screenshots_Move_Location-3.jpg
4. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Move_Location-4.jpg
5. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Move_Location-5.jpg
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)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Restore_Location-1.jpg
2. Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Restore Default button. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Restore_Location-2.jpg
3. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Restore_Location-3.jpg
4. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Restore_Location-4.jpg
5. Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)​
Windows-8_Screenshots_Restore_Location-5.jpg
6. After a few seconds, your Screenshots folder has now been restored to it's default C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures\Screenshots location.​
 
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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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Hello gayxq,

You should be able to restore the default location using OPTION TWO in the tutorial above. :)
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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