The Snipping Tool in Windows 11, 2024, has a problem with the save location. The default location is the Pictures > Screenshots folder. Also the tool does not remember the last location used, unlike older versions of the Snipping Tool.

Here is how to fix it.

  1. Open the Snipping Tool.
  2. Click on the three dots menu in the top right corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Uncheck the setting Automatically save screenshots.
  5. Recommended: enable Ask to save edited screenshots, for safety.

Now, when you take a screenshot and click on the pop-up, you will be prompted to save it, and the save location will be Desktop. If you change to another folder, that will be remembered for next time.