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


  • Staff
SnippingTool_banner.png

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.

The Snipping Tool app includes a built-in screen recorder and allows you to quickly take and 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.


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)

Snipping_Tool_app_Start_menu_All_Apps_list.jpg

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

Snipping_Tool_Automatically_save_screenshots-1.png

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

Snipping_Tool_Automatically_save_screenshots-2.png

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


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

Attachments

  • SnippingTool.png
    SnippingTool.png
    6.9 KB · Views: 130
Last edited:
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
@abactuon. You probably blocked ST access to user folders (Pictures, Documents … ) in "Settings>Privacy".
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
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.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
@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:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
@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.


Source:

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI MS-7D98
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-13490F
    Motherboard
    MSI B760 GAMING PLUS WIFI
    Memory
    2 x 16 Patriot Memory (PDP Systems) PSD516G560081
    Graphics Card(s)
    GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 4070 WINDFORCE OC 12G (GV-N4070WF3OC-12GD)
    Sound Card
    Bluetooth Аудио
    Monitor(s) Displays
    INNOCN 15K1F
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    WD_BLACK SN770 250GB
    KINGSTON SNV2S1000G (ELFK0S.6)
    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1000W
    Case
    CG560 - DeepCool
    Cooling
    ID-COOLING SE-224-XTS / 2 x 140Mm Fan - rear and top; 3 x 120Mm - front
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB TKL
    Mouse
    Corsair KATAR PRO XT
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/66553205
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%

return
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
Where is it!?!?!?

0003158.png


0003159.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
: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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
:thumbsup: ... In TechTober (probably October update).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD
It's not out yet!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10/11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I don't have this option in my Snipping Tools settings:
If you mean, this option (Automatically save screenshots):

ss1.png

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

ss.png


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).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    i7
    Hard Drives
    SSD

Latest Support Threads

Back
Top Bottom