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

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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.

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      • 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:
            https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=248256

            Also you need to add this registry key:
            https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=827743

            screenshots:
            http://imgur.com/a/cSgo5

            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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