Windows 10: How do I get my screenshots folder back?

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  1. Jada B. Win User

    How do I get my screenshots folder back?


    I cannot include a screenshot for my issue because it keeps saying the location can't be found. I don't know what I pressed or did but now I can't even open the folder. This is the error message:C:\Users\jadab\Pictures\Screenshots is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on anetwork, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If thelocation still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted.I haven't tried anything yet because I don't want to r

    :)
     
    Jada B., Feb 24, 2024
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  2. Screenshots folder missing

    Hey there, gslamba,

    Welcome to Microsoft community.

    I'm very sorry to hear about the issue of your missing screenshots folder. One thing I'd like to confirm with you is, if you take a screenshot again, will the screenshots folder reappear?

    To take a screenshot on your Surface Pro 4, follow these steps:

    1. Full-screen screenshot: Press the Power button and the Volume Up button simultaneously. This will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it to the Screenshots folder in your Pictures library.
    2. Snipping Tool: Open the Snipping Tool app from the Start menu. This app allows you to take a screenshot of a specific area on your screen. Once you capture a screenshot, you can save it to any folder you want.
    This will help us determine if there's an issue with the function.

    Please feel free to let me know if you have any further updates, thanks.

    Have a great day and stay safe!

    Best regards

    Olivia | Microsoft Community Support Specialist
     
    Olivia - MSFT, Feb 24, 2024
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  3. Screenshots folder

    Hello, welcome to Microsoft Answers Community.



    Please follow these steps to change the directory of the Screenshots folder:



    1. Navigate to Pictures\ (The directory of the place where photos are stored.)
    2. If you have taken a screenshot at least once before, you should see the Screenshots folder.


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    3. Right click on the folder and select "Properties" (or press Alt+Enter.)
    4. Select "Location" and edit the directory to where you want to save your screenshots.


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    5. Click "Apply", Windows will move all the current screenshots to that directory (You will be prompted to create the folder if it does not exist) then "OK".
    6. From now on, when you take a screenshot, it will automatically save to the new directory.

    This only works for the Windows Snipping Tool (snippingtool.exe) and some other third-party screenshot apps. Other applications might offer an option to customize save directory in its own settings.



    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
     
    Untitled_Paint, Feb 24, 2024
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  4. How do I get my screenshots folder back?

    screenshot function is not working

    Hello,

    We understand the issue you are facing and will assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer and click on This PC in the left navigation pane.
    • Navigate to the location: C:\Users\<Username>\Pictures\Screenshots.
    • Right click on the Screenshots folder and select Properties.
    • Click on the Location tab in the Properties Window.
    • Change the location to the desired location and click on Move.

    Hope this helps. Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Feb 24, 2024
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