There are multiple ways to open the Snipping Tool on Windows 10 and Windows 11, and rather than navigating to its location in the C drive, you can use the following methods.
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Method 1: Using the Start Menu Access the Start Menu, select All apps, go to Windows Accessories, and click on the Snipping Tool.
Method 2: Using the Search Bar Use the search bar on the taskbar and type “Snipping Tool”. Once it appears in the search results, click on it to open.
Method 3: Using the Run Command Press the Windows key + R to open the Run command window, type “snippingtool.exe” and click OK.
Method 4: Launch Command Prompt and type “snippingtool.exe” and then press Enter. This will open the Snipping Tool application directly without having to navigate through the Windows file system.
Method 5: Using Windows PowerShell, follow these steps:
- Launch Windows PowerShell by searching for it in the Start Menu or using the Run dialog (press Win+R and type “powershell”).
- Type “snippingtool” and press Enter.
- Snipping Tool should launch and be ready to use.
Method 5: Creating a Shortcut Right-click on the desktop, select New > Shortcut, type “snippingtool.exe” in the location field, click Next, enter a name for the shortcut, and click Finish.
Tips: To capture screenshots on Windows 10 using the snipping tool, follow these steps:
- Open the snipping tool using one of the methods mentioned earlier.
- Click on the “New” button, and select the type of snip you want to take from the drop-down menu.
- Use your mouse to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
- Once you have selected the area, release the mouse button. The snip will be saved to the snipping tool window.
- You can then edit the snip using the tools provided in the snipping tool, and save it to your preferred location.