How to Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10


The Snip & Sketch app included in Windows 10 allows you to quickly annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

If you use the Snip & Sketch app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10.


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EXAMPLE: Snip & Sketch app settings
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Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10
To Backup Settings from Snip & Sketch app

1. Close the Snip & Sketch app if open.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe

3. Copy the Settings folder to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

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4. Move the Settings folder on your desktop to where want to keep it saved at as your backup. It is safe to rename this folder to anything you like if wanted.

5. You can now close File Explorer if you like.






Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10
To Restore Settings to Snip & Sketch app

1. Close the Snip & Sketch app if open.

2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbw\Settings

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3. In a separate File Explorer window, open the backed up Settings folder from Option One, select the contents in this folder, right click or press and hold on the selected items, and click/tap on Copy. (see screenshot below)

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4. Paste the selected files from the backup in step 3 into the Settings folder from step 2.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Replace the files in the destination. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the File Explorer windows if you like.


That's it,
Shawn