How To Auto-save Screenshots In Windows 11 To OneDrive

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The Windows 11 operating system has a number of capabilities that users may not utilize on a daily basis but that are useful when needed. Using the Windows hotkeys, the user can quickly take screenshots, which is one of these features.

While taking a screenshot is simple—all the user needs to do is hit the hotkey—saving the screenshot as a picture requires more work. To save the screenshot as an image, the user must copy it from the clipboard, paste it into a program like Paint, and then save it as an image.

This process can be made simpler if you have OneDrive installed on your computer. Taking it a step further, it can also automatically save the screenshot to the cloud storage so that the user can access it from anywhere without having to physically access the device from which the screenshot was taken.

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily set up OneDrive settings on a computer running Windows 11 so that screenshots are automatically saved to the cloud storage.

Step 1: Open the OneDrive Settings on your Windows 11-powered computer by right-clicking on the OneDrive icon from the taskbar.

Step 2: Click on the cog icon and then Select the “Settings” option from the context menu that appears after clicking on the icon.

Step 3: When the OneDrive Settings window opens, under the “Sync and backup” section, enable the toggle switch for the “Save screenshots I capture to OneDrive” option.

I’m done now. When you alter the settings as instructed in the aforementioned instructions, the system will save any newly taken screenshots on your computer to OneDrive without requiring you to manually update the files.

This will apply each time you use the hotkeys PrtScn and Alt + PrtScn to take a screenshot natively on your Windows 11 PC. You won’t have to physically copy the image from the clipboard, save it to your computer, and then upload it to OneDrive.


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