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.
Open the Snipping Tool app. (see screenshot below)
Click/tap on the See more (3 dots) button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
Turn On (default) or Off Automatically save screenshots for what you want. (see screenshot below)
You can now close the Snipping Tool app if you like.
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