Where are screenshots on Windows 7?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To access screenshots on Windows 7, you can follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key and the PrintScreen key (labeled as “PrtSc” or “PrtScn”) simultaneously on your keyboard. This will capture a screenshot of your entire screen.

2. The screenshot is automatically saved to a designated folder in your computer’s Pictures library. To access this folder, press the Windows key and the E key on your keyboard to open an explorer window.

3. In the explorer window, navigate to the “Pictures” folder. This is typically located under the “Libraries” section in the left sidebar.

4. Once you are in the “Pictures” folder, look for a subfolder named “Screenshots.” This is where your screenshots are stored by default. If you don’t see a “Screenshots” folder, it’s possible that you haven’t taken any screenshots yet.

5. If you have taken screenshots but still can’t find the “Screenshots” folder, you can search for the screenshot files directly. In the top-right corner of the explorer window, you will find a search bar. Type “*.png” (without quotes) and hit Enter. This will search for all PNG image files in your computer, which includes screenshots.

6. Once you’ve located the screenshot file(s), you can open them by double-clicking on them. They will open in the default image viewer on your computer, such as Windows Photo Viewer or Windows Photos app.

Alternatively, you can also access screenshots directly from within some applications. For example, if you take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool, you can save it to a location of your choice. When saving, you can also specify a different folder to store your screenshots.

Screenshots on Windows 7 are saved to the “Screenshots” folder within the “Pictures” library by default. However, you can also search for screenshot files using the search feature in Windows Explorer.