How To Save Screenshots Automatically to OneDrive in Windows 10

Windows 10 allows you to save your time and upload screenshots automatically to OneDrive. Every time you capture a screenshot, it can be uploaded to the OneDrive folder. Here is how to enable this useful feature.


The ability to save screenshots to OneDrive automatically is provided by the built-in OneDrive app. You need to turn on the required option in its settings. By default, it is disabled.

To Save Screenshots Automatically to OneDrive in Windows 10, right click the OneDrive tray icon to open its menu.

If you don't have the icon, click the tiny arrow pointing upwards near the system tray (notification area) to reveal the overflow area and then right click the OneDrive icon.
Windows 10 OneDrive notification icon

In its context menu, select "Settings":Windows 10 OneDrive notification icon menu

The Settings dialog will be opened. There, go to the Auto Save tab and untick the checkbox Automatically save screenshots I captured to OneDrive.

Save Screenshots Automatically To OneDrive In Windows 10

Once you enable this option, OneDrive will override classic screenshot shortcuts: Print Screen, Alt + Print Screen, Ctrl + Print Screen. This will not affect the Win + Print Screen hotkey. Images captured using that hotkey will still be stored in This PC\Pictures\Screenshots. But if you use any of the shortcuts except Win + PrintScreen, the captured image will now be saved to OneDrive. You will find it under


Screenshots Saved In OneDrive In Windows 10

Tip: See all possible ways to capture a screenshot in Windows 10.

This is very useful for users who use OneDrive and have not disabled or uninstalled it. OneDrive is the online document storage solution created by Microsoft which comes bundled with Windows 10. It can be used to store your documents and other data online in the cloud. It also offers synchronization of stored data across all your devices. So, your screenshots will be available on every device you keep connected to OneDrive.

Tip: you can disable Windows 10 from using OneDrive as the default save location.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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