Windows 8 Screenshots Location

Windows 8 allows you to capture screenshots using Windows Key + Prt Scr Key on Keyboard. Once the screenshot is captured, the screenshot is stored as a .png file in Windows 8 Screenshots Folder. This post allows you to locate the Windows 8 Screenshots Folder, Change it and know more about the functionality of capturing screenshots in Windows 8. Another important thing to note about the Windows 8 Screenshot functionality is that the captured screenshot will encompass all the monitors connected in extended mode. Effectively the screenshot captured by Windows 8 with Windows Key + Prt Scr button would be of size equal to your total Virtual Desktop size in pixels.

Windows 8 Screenshots Location

Windows 8 Screenshots Location

The above screenshot displays the default Screenshots Location in Windows 8. In order to navigate to the Screenshots folder of Windows 8, simply open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Pictures Library and locate the Screenshots folder as displayed in the above screenshot. The post Screenshots in Windows 8 details the process of capturing screenshot in Windows 8 without using any 3rd party software application. This functionality has been there in Macintosh Computers for long and starting with Windows 8, Microsoft is also offering the functionality.

Properties of Windows 8 Screenshots Location

Properties of Windows 8 Screenshots Location

In order to change the Windows 8 Screenshots location, right click on the Screenshots Folder as displayed in the above screenshot and click on Properties. Once you click on the Properties Menu of the Screenshot Folders Context Menu (Right Click Menu), you need to navigate to the last tab  (The Location Tab in the Properties Window of the Screenshots Folder) of the Properties Window as displayed in the screenshot below.

Modify Screenshots Location in Windows 8

Modify Screenshots Location in Windows 8

Here in the Location tab of the Screenshots Properties, you can modify the Screenshots Location of Windows 8. In order to use another folder for storing the Screenshots captured by Windows 8 using the Windows Key + Prt Scr button, you need to Move the Screenshots folder Location of Windows 8. You can even restore the Screenshots Properties to default values using this Screenshot Properties tab.

There are multiple software applications available for Windows to help you in capturing screenshots. One of such screenshot capturing utilities is the Screen Capture Software Application which allows you to define the size of the screenshot to be captured and then allows you to capture single or multiple screenshots. When using the Windows 8 functionality of capturing screenshots on multiple monitor computers, just remember that screenshot of all your extended monitors are captured in a single image file.

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