Windows 10: Screenshots are storing in an obscure OneDrive folder

Discus and support Screenshots are storing in an obscure OneDrive folder in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My screenshots don't got to C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Pictures\Screenshots like they're supposed to. That folder is empty. Instead, they all go to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RoadHazard, May 14, 2020.

  1. Screenshots are storing in an obscure OneDrive folder


    My screenshots don't got to C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Pictures\Screenshots like they're supposed to. That folder is empty.

    Instead, they all go to C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Cloud Backups\OneDrive sync folders\Pictures\Screenshots.

    I've tried disabling and re-enabling OneDrive's option to save screenshots. No difference.
    I've tried changing the properties of the default Screenshots folder to move it elsewhere and move it back. No change.
    I've tried hacking the registry to manually change the long pathname to the default one, but it resets itself on reboot.
    I've also noticed that screenshots are never stored locally (that is, C:\Users\username\Pictures\Screenshots) no matter what I do.

    Weird. Any hints or suggestions?

    Win 10 Home 1909 (Build 18363.836)

    :)
     
    RoadHazard, May 14, 2020
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Screenshots are storing in an obscure OneDrive folder

    Save screenshots taken using PrtScn to OneDrive

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand that you want to save the screenshots taken using Prtscn directly to OneDrive.



    We would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned in the article
    Save screenshots to OneDrive automatically
    and see if that helps.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 14, 2020
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