Prevent screenshots from being automatically saved to OneDrive in Windows 10

after installing Windows 10 (which accompanies OneDrive by default), when pressing the Print Screen button on your keyboard to capture a screenshot, you will be prompted to save screenshots to OneDrive (check the image below), when you click OK at that moment, that’s how you can change it later.

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OneDrive screenshots folder location

You can access saved screenshots this way by clicking the OneDrive folder in the left pane in File Explorer and going to the Images > Screenshots folder.

For your information, these screenshots will also be automatically uploaded and added to your online storage if you are connected to the internet, which could cause you to lose your valuable online OneDrive space. You can prevent this from happening by following the steps mentioned below.

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Disable OneDrive Automatic Screenshot Save Feature in Windows 10

1. Right-click the OneDrive icon in the system tray

2. Select ‘Settings’, click the ‘Autosave’ tab and uncheck Automatically save screenshots I take to OneDrive and click ‘OK’

OneDrive Settings AutoSave tab

3. Likewise, you can also disable ‘automatically save photos and videos to OneDrive whenever I connect a camera, phone or other device to my PC’ if it’s already enabled by default.

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