5 methods to open Snipping Tool in Windows 10/11

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:

  1. Launch Windows PowerShell by searching for it in the Start Menu or using the Run dialog (press Win+R and type “powershell”).
  2. Type “snippingtool” and press Enter.
  3. 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.

To capture screenshots on Windows 10 using the snipping tool, follow these steps:

  1. Open the snipping tool using one of the methods mentioned earlier.
  2. Click on the “New” button, and select the type of snip you want to take from the drop-down menu.
  3. Use your mouse to select the area of the screen you want to capture.
  4. Once you have selected the area, release the mouse button. The snip will be saved to the snipping tool window.
  5. You can then edit the snip using the tools provided in the snipping tool, and save it to your preferred location.

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