Apps Enable or Disable Snipping Tool Auto Save Screenshots in Windows 11


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The Snipping Tool app allows you to quickly annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

Starting with the Snipping Tool app version 11.2209.2.0, the Snipping Tool will now automatically saves your screenshots by default to the Screenshots folder in the Pictures folder (ex: "%UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots") for your account.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off automatically save screenshots for the Snipping Tool app for your account in Windows 11.


Screenshots taken by the Snipping Tool are temporarily cached in the %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbw\TempState folder for the current user.

You may be able to recover missing screenshots from this folder location if they haven't yet been automatically cleared.




Here's How:

1 Open the Snipping Tool app. (see screenshot below)

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2 Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On (default) or Off Automatically save screenshots for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close the Snipping Tool app if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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For some reason 'Snipping Tool' is connected to the notification center.
When "Notification Off", you cannot take a screenshot.
But I do not need notifications.
 

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@abactuon. You probably blocked ST access to user folders (Pictures, Documents … ) in "Settings>Privacy".
 

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Hello @Brink,

Just two questions:
1- Do you know why ST (Snipping Tool) doesn't support rounded corner capturing anymore? I could do it with Alt+PrtScr before (I think in Win 10).

ss.png


2- Could it be possible to bring the "auto-save to the directory" feature in the new version? ST doesn't support Ctrl+V, I mean, there is many SS in my Clipboard window (Win+V), but I can't save them directly in a folder (going to a folder>right-click>paste), we have to paste it into an image editor first. I can't find the article, but there is such a feature MS had added to ST (for insiders). They just brought the option into ST Settings that already exists. As you know better than I do, press Win+PrtScr to save a full-screen SS to the Pictures folder directly. The only difference is a custom size and region SS auto-save is added to the new version.
 

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Hello @Brink,

Just two questions:
1- Do you know why ST (Snipping Tool) doesn't support rounded corner capturing anymore? I could do it with Alt+PrtScr before (I think in Win 10).

2- Could it be possible to bring the "auto-save to the directory" feature in the new version? ST doesn't support Ctrl+V, I mean, there is many SS in my Clipboard window (Win+V), but I can't save them directly in a folder (going to a folder>right-click>paste), we have to paste it into an image editor first. I can't find the article, but there is such a feature MS had added to ST (for insiders). They just brought the option into ST Settings that already exists. As you know better than I do, press Win+PrtScr to save a full-screen SS to the Pictures folder directly. The only difference is a custom size and region SS auto-save is added to the new version.

Hello mate, :-)

That would be great items to send feedback to Microsoft about.
 

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@Brink, Many thanks:thumbsup:.

I think rounded capturing was in Win 10 (I can't remember exactly). The second one existed but was just for insiders (I think that was about one year ago). I don't know why they didn't implement that in the stable version. No new news about that! If I find the article, I will share it here (about the second feature).

They don't hear us! :nope:
 

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@abactuon, The reason (probably):

Note: If you have notifications turned off or Focus Assist on, you will not receive a notification pop-up after taking a screenshot. Your screenshot will still be copied to your clipboard, however. This will be fixed in a future update.
Once you’ve taken a screenshot, Snipping Tool provides editing tools for annotations, improved cropping, and more to edit your screenshots how you want.


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The article... I was wrong. I think I didn't see the Win+Shift+S shortcut there:

Based on Insider feedback, you can now use the built-in screen snipping experience in Windows (WIN + SHIFT + S) to create a snip of your screen and paste it directly into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot there.

Source:

But I found some tricks to bypass this limitation (paste screenshots directly in Explorer, or force Explorer to read image data from Clipboard):

1- PasteIntoFile: Paste any data from Clipboard into a file in Explorer window
GitHub - EslaMx7/PasteIntoFile: Paste Clipboard Contents Into Files Directly (New Version Released 🔥)

2- Using xplorer² or a third-party explorer app which supports paste any data from Clipboard into Explorer window

3- Use autohotkey (I hate that) calling a powershell script. BTW, I didn't write the script!

Powershell:


Powershell:
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Windows.Forms  ### not necessary in PowerShell_ISE

if ($([System.Windows.Forms.Clipboard]::ContainsImage())) {

    $image = [System.Windows.Forms.Clipboard]::GetImage()

    $filename='<yourdefault>.png'

    

    if ($args[0]) {

        $filename=$args[0]

    }

    

    [System.Drawing.Bitmap]$image.Save($filename,

                    [System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat]::Png)



    Write-Output "clipboard content saved as $filename"



} else {

    Write-Output "clipboard does not contains image data"

}

This can be called then from the autohotkey script below.

AutoHotkey:

Code:
; based on ActiveFolderPath() by Scoox https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/70960-detect-current-windows-explorer-location/
AFP(WinTitle="A")
{
    WinGetClass, Class, %WinTitle%
    If (Class ~= "Program|WorkerW") ;desktop
    {
        WinPath := A_Desktop
        valid:=1
    }
    Else ;all other windows
    {
        WinGetText, WinPath, A
        RegExMatch(WinPath, ".:\\.*", WinPath)
        for w in ComObjCreate("Shell.Application").Windows    ; grab the folder path
        {
            aac = % w.Document.Folder.Self.Path
            if (WinPath=aac) {
                valid:=1
                break
            }
        }   
    }
    if !valid {
        WinPath := A_Desktop ; Default to desktop
        ; return ; .. or Default to null
    }
    WinPath := RegExReplace(WinPath, "\\+$")
    If WinPath
        WinPath .= "\"
        
    Return WinPath
}
return

; Paste clipboard image to local file
^F15::
    filename:= AFP() . A_Year "_" A_MM "_" A_DD "_" A_Hour . A_Min . A_Sec . ".png"
    command:="<powershellscriptpath>.ps1 '" filename "'"

    RunWait, PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command %command%
    
    ;Show the file in an explorer window
    Run explorer /select`, %filename%

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Where is it!?!?!?

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:look: Really?! Screen recorder in ST? Where did you get it from? The "Game bar" recording is rubbish and useless (has many problems). It would be great to implement a screen recorder in ST.
 

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:thumbsup: ... In TechTober (probably October update).
 

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I don't have this option in my Snipping Tools settings:
If you mean, this option (Automatically save screenshots):

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That's ST (Snipping Tool) version 11.2209.2.0. That has been released for insiders. If you like it I can share the direct download link here.
OR copy this URL "Get $Snipping Tool from the Microsoft Store"

1- Go to this URL "Microsoft Store - Generation Project (v1.2.3) [by @rgadguard & mkuba50]"
2-
Paste it into the site's search box
3- Select "Fast" (insiders) from drop down menu
4- Hit the "Tik" button!
5- You can see the download link

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If you mean, don't have a "Screen Recorder" (Video Recording) in ST. It would release in November 2022 or in January 2023 (I think we can see this feature in November).
 

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