Automatically Save Screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 11

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The article outlines steps to toggle the automatic saving of screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 11. As part of the routine operation of OneDrive, it provisions for users to have their captured screenshots saved directly to the app, which can be enabled or disabled through the app’s ‘Settings’. Screenshots remain available on the clipboard regardless.

This article describes steps to automatically enable or disable saving screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 11.

The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft Cloud. It allows you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.

OneDrive app is installed on Windows computers by default. When you get a new computer and OneDrive services are not forcibly disabled, the app is accessible by default.

If you have Microsoft OneDrive on your PC and capture a screenshot, you might be asked if you want to save your screenshots to OneDrive automatically.

Users can also turn on or off, saving screenshots to OneDrive automatically. Of course, screenshots will still be saved to your Clipboard, so you can immediately paste them, but they will also be stored in OneDrive.

Here’s how to turn it on or off.

Turn on or off save screenshots to OneDrive in Windows 11

As described above, users can turn it on or off automatically, saving screenshots to their OneDrive account. Screenshots will still be saved to your Clipboard, so you can immediately paste them, but they will also be stored in OneDrive.

Here’s how to enable or disable it.

First, make sure you have set up OneDrive in Windows 11.

With OneDrive set up, open OneDrive from the Start menu or browse to the OneDrive installed location at (“C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\OneDrive.exe“).

You can also quickly access the OneDrive icon from the Taskbar overflow.

onedrive icon on the taskbar overview
onedrive icons on the taskbar overview

When the app opens, click on the Help & Settings (gear) icon and then on Settings.

onedrive help and settings button
onedrive help and settings button

On the Settings pane, under Sync and Backup, toggle the button to the On position to enable saving screenshots you capture to OneDrive.

To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.

onedrive save screenshots to onedrive windows 11
onedrive save screenshots to onedrive Windows 11

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/save-screenshots-to-onedrive-automatically-d04df71c-1cb0-4ad6-9f9c-b08494d79d6a

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to save screenshots you capture to OneDrive in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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