How to change the location of the Screenshots folder in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you step by step how to change the location of the default Screenshots folder in Windows 10.

By default, your screenshots are saved in the “Screenshots” folder located in the “Pictures” folder (e.g., C:\This PC\Pictures\Screenshots).

But you can easily and quickly change the location of the default “Screenshots” folder in Windows 10.

How to change the location of the default Screenshots folder in Windows 10

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 10 File Explorer

2. Go to the location on your PC where you want to have the screenshots folder.

3. Right-click, go to New and then click on Folder.

Create a new folder in Windows 10

4. Name the new folder Screenshots.

New Screenshots folder in Windows 10

5. Go to your current “Screenshots” folder, which is by default, located in the “Pictures” folder (e.g., C:\This PC\Pictures\Screenshots).

6. Right-click on the “Screenshots” folder and then click on Properties.

Properties Screenshots folder in Windows 10

7. Click on the Location tab.

Screenshots folder properties location tab

8. Click on the Move button.

Move Screenshots folder in Windows 10

9. Go to the newly created “Screenshots” folder and select it.

10. Click on the Select Folder button at the bottom of the “Select Destination” window.

Select new destination for Screenshots folder in Windows 10

11. Click on the Apply button at the bottom right of the “Screenshots Properties” window.

Change location Screenshots folder in Windows 10

12. If Windows asks you if you want to move all of the files from the old location to the new location, you click on Yes.

Move folder warning in Windows 10

13. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

The location of the “Screenshots” folder is now changed and all new screenshots will be saved in the new location.


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