Tip: How to change the folder where screenshots are saved in Windows 11

Deepak Gupta May 28, 2022
Updated 2022/05/28 at 8:04 AM

The structure that Microsoft created for its systems, and that it uses in Windows 11, allows the user to make quick management. Everything is arranged in specific folders that always receive the same types of files, making organization and backups easier.

Of course, not everyone wants to use this structure, often because they have to manage the available space. In the case of screenshots, it is simple to make this change, as we are going to show you now in this guide.

Although everything is logically arranged, the truth is that these are just folders that house Windows 11 files. The system knows how to manage its use and automates many processes, with the screen capture and its placement in the respective folder.

Anyone who wants to change this folder in Windows 11 has a simple way to do it. Just open the file explorer and then navigate to the respective folder, in this case called Images, where these elements are stored.

Windows 11 screenshot Microsoft images

Inside there are several Windows 11 folders, which Microsoft has structured. The one you want to change is called Screenshots and you should therefore right-click on it. In the context menu that appears, they must choose the Properties option.

In the new window that appears, you must now choose the Location tab. Here the current path to the folder where these screenshots are currently being saved by Windows 11 will be shown, whenever they take an image.

Windows 11 screenshot Microsoft images

This presented path can now be changed to another that the user wants to use or use the Move button to choose it. This can be just another folder of Windows 11 itself or one that is on another disk or on another partition connected to the Microsoft system. Finish by pressing the OK button.

It is in this simple and quick way that you can change the folder where the screenshots are saved in Windows 11. Just choose another folder and the process is taken care of, leaving the automatic management to Microsoft's system.

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