Why can't I find newly captured screenshots anymore?


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Why can't I find newly captured screenshots anymore?


    I can't find any newly captured screenshots. They used to be stored in "screenshots," but I can't find any of the ones I just took. I took one ten times in a row and not one of them appeared in the "screenshots" photo. So where are my screenshots?

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  2. Posts : 3,957
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #2

    Did you take the screenshots and then saved to a folder?
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  3. Posts : 12,415
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    Hold down the Windows Key and press V, should show if still there. I've had more than a dozen there, probably could be more, click any one and will open Snip & Sketch then allow to Save [floppy icon].
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  4. Posts : 11,327
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #4

    1 Did you take them using the WinKey-PrntScrn combination?

    2 Did the screen dim as you took them? If not, the screenshots were not taken.

    3 In File explorer, which folder does pasting this into the address bar [then pressing the Enter key] take you?
    Code:
    shell:screenshots
    That's the folder that Windows ought to be saving them in.

    4 Are you logged into your normal user account? Enter this in a cmd/PS window to check.
    Code:
    whoami
    It reports in the format ComputerName\UserName

    Denis

    PS You might also need to consider Turn On or Off Auto Save Screenshots to OneDrive - TenForumsTutorials
    Last edited by Try3; 18 Apr 2021 at 22:26.
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  5. kah
    Posts : 37
    Win10Pro
       #5

    See if this helps you figure out where they are. Change or Restore Default Location of Screenshots Folder in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 24,531
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #6

    Welcome to Ten Forums @Trainfan1055


    If you sign in with a Microsoft account, you may find they are being saved to OneDrive....

    Turn On or Off Auto Save Screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 641
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #7

    Do you get the notification still? If so look closely at it. My screenshots were always automatically saved to "Screenshots" in OneDrive, but an update to either Windows or Dropbox changed it to Dropbox's folder. I had to uncheck Dropbox's option to save screenshots, and uncheck then recheck OneDrive's option. Now they are back to "Screenshots" in OneDrive.
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I actually figured this out


    I actually figured out how to fix this almost as soon as I posted this. This video (Windows 10 Screenshots Are Not Being Saved in Pictures Folder FIX - YouTube) taught me how to reprogram windows to save screenshots in the screenshot folder. Now it's working. I still have no idea where the other ones went. They're not in any folder I checked. I guess they just disappeared into the ether...
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  9. Posts : 958
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #9

    Whenever I capture a screenshot with + Prt Sc, in additon to auto-saving to the Screenshots folder, the .png ifle also appears in the Quick Access Recent Files group. But I never see anyone menton looking for the file there & then selecting Open file location.

    Do screenshots show up there for other users who have Recent Files enabled?
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  10. Posts : 641
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #10

    KeithM said:
    Whenever I capture a screenshot with + Prt Sc, in additon to auto-saving to the Screenshots folder, the .png ifle also appears in the Quick Access Recent Files group. But I never see anyone menton looking for the file there & then selecting Open file location.

    Do screenshots show up there for other users who have Recent Files enabled?
    Yep they always show there for me too. I meant to mention that. Thanks.Why can't I find newly captured screenshots anymore?-image.png
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