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How to Save Screenshots Directly to Dropbox

Dan Price 14-11-2017

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Though we’ve already covered some of the best Dropbox tips 5 Dropbox Tips to Get More Done Did you know that Dropbox has a lot more features than just cloud storage? We show you the Dropbox productivity tools that will help you get more done. Read More , there’s one trick we’ve never shown you: how to make Dropbox automatically save and upload any screenshots you take on Windows. If you take a lot of screenshots as part of your daily workflow, the feature is a massive timesaver.

How to Save Screenshots Directly to Dropbox

Before we dive into the specifics, you need to make sure you have the Dropbox app installed on your machine. This trick will not work without it. If you already have the software installed, make sure you’re running the latest version.

If you’ve just installed Dropbox, take a screenshot. You should see an on-screen prompt asking whether you want to upload future screenshots automatically. Choose Save screenshots to Dropbox.

How to Save Screenshots Directly to Dropbox share screenshots dropbox

If you’ve already been using Dropbox for a while:

  1. Double-click on the Dropbox icon in your taskbar.
  2. Click on the gear icon.
  3. Select Preferences from the menu.
  4. Click on Import.
  5. Mark the checkbox next to Share screenshots using Dropbox.

To turn the feature off again, go to Gear > Preferences > Import and unmark the checkbox.

Do you automatically save your screenshots to Dropbox? Did you even know this feature existed? You can let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. Wendy
    November 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Great tip, I was not aware it was even an option. Thanks for sharing.

  2. suzybel
    November 15, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Mine periodically switches from One Drive to Dropbox when I take a screenshot.