Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10  

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10

    How to Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    11 Aug 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    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.


    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Snip & Sketch app settings
    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-snip_and_sketch_settings.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    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)

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-snip_and_sketch_settings-1.jpg

    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.






    OPTION TWO

    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

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-snip_and_sketch_settings-2.jpg

    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)

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-snip_and_sketch_settings-3.jpg

    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)

    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-snip_and_sketch_settings-4.png

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


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 1,752
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1237
       #1

    Hi Shawn, thanks for another great tutorial that saved me lots of work.

    I had captured a dozen screenshots containing urls with Snip & Sketch while watching a long video yesterday (I watched it for over an hour) and one click on the taskbar icons and they were all lost. I have no idea how a dozen screenshots just vaporized.

    I used your tutorial to identify the following cache that saved me.

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TempState


    In this folder I found all of my screenshots from yesterday and copied them. I'll update my post after a restart, however; I'd expect that folder will be flushed.

    You've just made my day much better. Thanks,

    Michael

    This info might help others who experience this anomaly.


    Update after a restart;

    More bizarre behavior, all the files are still available after a restart. I can only see yesterday's captures, obviously it gets reset somehow.


    Backup and Restore Snip & Sketch app Settings in Windows 10-1022-snip-sketch-tempstate-folder.jpg
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 22 Oct 2021 at 13:33.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 60,030
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Hi Shawn, thanks for another great tutorial that saved me lots of work.

    I had captured a dozen screenshots containing urls with Snip & Sketch while watching a long video yesterday (I watched it for over an hour) and one click on the taskbar icons and they were all lost. I have no idea how a dozen screenshots just vaporized.

    I used your tutorial to identify the following cache that saved me.

    Code:
    %LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe\TempState


    In this folder I found all of my screenshots from yesterday and copied them. I'll update my post after a restart, however; I'd expect that folder will be flushed.

    You've just made my day much better. Thanks,

    Michael

    This info might help others who experience this anomaly.
    Great news. I'm glad it could help.
      My Computers


 

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