How to change where screenshots are saved in Windows 10 & 11

Learn how to change where screenshots are saved in Windows 10 and 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

By default, your screenshots are saved in the Screenshots folder located in the Pictures folder. But you can easily change this location by following the steps below.

Change default screenshot folder location in Windows 10

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 10 File Explorer

2. Go to the location on your computer where you want your screenshots to be saved. This can be another folder, hard drive or partition.

3. Create a new folder and name it Screenshots.

Create a new screenshots folder in Windows 10

4. Open the Pictures folder.

5. Right-click on the Screenshots folder > Properties.

Open properties of Screenshots folder in Windows 10

Note: If you don't see a “Screenshots” folder, then you probably didn't take a screenshot yet. The folder appears as soon as you take a screenshot. To take a screenshot in Windows 10, you press the Windows Windows key + PrintScreen keys on your keyboard. The print screen key can have a different name, such as PrtSc or PrtScr.

The Windows and PrintScreen key

A “Screenshots Properties” window will appear.

6. Click on the Location tab.

Screenshots Properties Location tab

7. Click on the Move button.

Screenshots Properties Move button

A “Select a Destination” window will appear.

8. Select the newly created Screenshots folder.

9. Click on the Select Folder button.

Move Screenshots folder in Windows 10

10. Click on the Apply button in the bottom right corner of the “Screenshots Properties” window.

11. A “Move Folder” window may appear asking if you want to move all files from the old to the new location. If so, click on Yes.

12. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the “Screenshots Properties” window.

The Screenshots folder is now moved to the new location on your PC and all screenshots you take will be saved in this new location.

Change default screenshot folder location in Windows 11

1. Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer).

Windows 11 File Explorer

2. Go to the location on your computer where you want your screenshots to be saved. This can be another folder, hard drive or partition.

3. Create a new folder and name it Screenshots.

Create a new screenshots folder in Windows 11

4. Open the Pictures folder.

5. Right-click on the Screenshots folder > Properties.

Open properties of Screenshots folder in Windows 11

Note: If you don't see a “Screenshots” folder, then you probably didn't take a screenshot yet. The folder appears as soon as you take a screenshot. To take a screenshot in Windows 11, you press the Windows Windows key + PrintScreen keys on your keyboard. The print screen key can have a different name, such as PrtSc or PrtScr.

The Windows and PrintScreen key

A “Screenshots Properties” window will appear.

6. Click on the Location tab.

Screenshots Properties Location tab in Windows 11

7. Click on the Move button.

Screenshots Properties Move button in Windows 11

A “Select a Destination” window will appear.

8. Select the newly created Screenshots folder.

9. Click on the Select Folder button.

Move Screenshots folder in Windows 11

10. Click on the Apply button in the bottom right corner of the “Screenshots Properties” window.

11. A “Move Folder” window may appear asking if you want to move all files from the old to the new location. If so, click on Yes.

12. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the “Screenshots Properties” window.

The Screenshots folder is now moved to the new location on your PC and all screenshots you take will be saved in this new location.