How To Take Screenshot and Save it to OneDrive Automatically on Windows


If you want to save every screenshot you take using Print Screen key to your OneDrive folder so they get synced up automatically, here is a quick tip for you.

Go to the system tray, right-click on OneDrive icon and choose Settings to open OneDrive Settings dialog box.

Then, switch to Auto Save tab, and check the option “Automatically save screenshots I captured to OneDrive.”

Click OK to save the setting. OneDrive will now take over and register any keyboard combinations that involve Print Screen key, Alt + PrintScr, Ctrl + PrintScr, etc.

Now from this point on, every time you press Print Screen key on your computer a screenshot of your whole desktop will be saved in the following folder in your OneDrive and gets synced up to the cloud automatically. Pressing Alt + Print Screen keyboard shortcut will save the screenshot of the currently active window instead.

OneDrive > Pictures > Screenshots

Note that Win + Print Screen key combination still works the same way and will still save a screenshot of entire desktop to the Screenshots folder under Pictures folder in your local user profile.



      • I’ve got Version 2016 (Build 17.3.6798.0207) and I don’t see the tab autosave. Also I don’t see the checkbox fetch other files that you described in your recent article. Maybe it’s per region different?

        • Interesting…I checked it again on both my Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines and they all have them. I am wondering where you got your version as they seem to be newer than mine and I am running the latest Windows 10 build that comes with OneDrive. any way to share some screenshots?

          • Here is the download link:

            Also you need to add this registry key:


            As you can see on the screenshots the Options are missing in the tab.
            Also the SharePoint synchronisation icon in the explorer has changed.


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