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Windows 7: Change Snipping Tool default save location

12 Jul 2015   #1
TVeblen

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Change Snipping Tool default save location

As the title says: I want to change the default file save location for the Windows Snipping Tool to a folder of my choosing.

Any tips?


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12 Jul 2015   #2
essenbe

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Click file, select save as and select the location you want to save it to. You can also change the format if you wish. It will usually remember the last location you chose.

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12 Jul 2015   #3
TVeblen

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Oh, I get that. I've been doing that all along.
But what I want to do is change the default file save location, so that I don't have to choose every time. So it will default to where I want it.

You can change the default save location in (older) versions of Office programs, and most high end programs. But not all programs let you do that.
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12 Jul 2015   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I understand what you want, but there is no way that I know of that will do that. However, when you do the 'save as' it usually remembers where you select and will save to there until you change it again, I'm pretty sure. That's as close as I know of.
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13 Jul 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Yeah that should work Steve, the snipping tool always saves to my last save location.
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13 Jul 2015   #6
TVeblen

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Mine does not.

Well it does - until I shut down the PC. Then it defaults back to the Libraries\pictures folder. I've got to keep reminding it.

Sounds like I've got a "special" problem on my PC.
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13 Jul 2015   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Holy crud! I think I've found it.

CCleaner.
I just ran it and the File Save location in Snipping tool was "cleaned".
Nothing to do with shutting down the PC. I just run the cleaner every day before shutting down.

Thanks guys. You forced me to think!
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13 Jul 2015   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm glad you figured it out. There are Gremlins inside computers.
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13 Jul 2015   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Glad to hear you sorted it Bob, good bit of detective work there.
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