How to Automatically Save Screenshots in Windows 10

Are you tired of taking screenshots and pasting it in your Microsoft Paint software and then save them? There’s a much easier way to do it in Windows 10. You can automatically save the screenshots you take with a very simple technique.

The traditional way of taking screenshots is quite tedious. First you press the “Print Screen” key on your Keyboard then you paste the image in a photo editing software. In most cases people use the built-in Paint app to do it.

If you want to take screenshots inside your Web browser then there are other ways to do it. Mozilla Firefox has made it very simple with the built-in “Take a Screenshot” feature. With this feature you can save images of the full screen or a part of the screen with a selector tool.

To take screenshots in Windows 8 or 10 and automatically save them as files, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Window + PrintScreen key on your keyboard.
  2. The screen will fade for a second which will indicate that the screen has been captured successfully.
  3. Browse to the “Pictures” folder in your Windows Explorer window. You will see a folder named “Screenshots” inside.
  4. All your screen images will be available as image files in that folder.

Screenshots folder Windows 10

That’s it. The all you need to do to make that happen. The procedure involves pressing a key combination only, but it makes life much easier. If you want to capture multiple screens, simply keep pressing the key combination and all of the screens will be saved as image files in that folder.

This technique works for both Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Related Guides

  • How to Block USB devices in Windows 10
Spread the Word

You May Also Like

About the Author: Umair

A self-learned Javascript developer specializing in Frontend and Backend frameworks including React.js, Redux, Node.js, Express, MongoDB. He has extensive industry experience as a Tech Support lead and System Administrator. Currently learning Web3, (Solidity, Hardhat, Ethers.js) Smart contracts development, testing and auditing.


  1. This works well — thanks for the post! I am wondering though, is there a box-only screenshot (where it only takes a shot of the box you’re in). In the normal screen shot approach, where you hit printscreen, if you instead hit alt-printscreen, it captures only the box you’re in. I tried various version of the windows key/alt and printscreen key and no luck.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.