Windows 10 or 11 not saving captured screenshots in Pictures folder

This tutorial will show you what to do when Windows 10 or 11 is not saving captured screenshots in the Pictures folder (SOLUTION).


1. Right-click on the start menu button > Run.

Open the Run window in Windows 10

A Run window will appear.

You can also open a “Run” window by pressing the Windows Windows key + R keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

2. Type regedit.

3. Click on OK or press Enter.

Open the Registry Editor in Windows 10

4. When the “User Account Control” window appears, you click Yes. If you're not using an administrator account (which you shouldn't use for daily use anyway), you first need to enter the administrator password and then click on Yes.

A “Registry Editor” window will appear.

5. First, we'll make a backup of the registry. You can restore this backup in case something goes wrong. To do this, click on File located in the top left corner.

6. Click on Export.

Windows Registry Editor Export option

7. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the backup file.

8. At File name, you enter a name for the backup file.

9. Click on the Save button.

Save Windows Registry backup file

10. In Registry Editor, you go to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Open User Shell Folders in Windows Registry Editor

11. In the right section, you double-click on {B7BEDE81-DF94-4682-A7D8-57A52620B86F}.

Screenshots String Value in Windows Registry Editor

Note: If it's not there, then you will have to create it. To do so, right-click on an empty space in the right section > New > String Value > name it {B7BEDE81-DF94-4682-A7D8-57A52620B86F}.

Create a new String Value in Windows Registry Editor

12. Make sure that its value data is %USERPROFILE%\Pictures\Screenshots.

Fix Windows 10 is not saving captured screenshots in the Pictures folder

13. Click on OK.

14. Close the Registry Editor.

15. Restart your computer.

Windows 10 or 11 will, from now on, save your captured screenshots in the Pictures folder.