How to Automatically Save Screenshots to Dropbox

Taking a screenshot on a computer is an everyday activity. Its useful, and many of us use professional screenshot tools. Windows 10 now offers built-in Snip & Sketch tool to take a screenshot, and edit. Unlike macOS, Windows still doesn’t save screenshots on the computer automatically. That’s feature Dropbox feature comes into the picture. In this post, we will share how you can automatically save Screenshots to Dropbox.

Automatically Save Screenshots to Dropbox

How to Automatically Save Screenshots to Dropbox

The feature came out in 2013, which lets you save a screenshot of your PC straight to Dropbox and upload it as usual. This feature aligns with the Camera Roll upload feature. Any screenshot taken using Print + Screen keys will be available in the Dropbox Camera Roll Folder. Here is how to enable it:

  • Click on the Dropbox icon in the system tray.
  • Next, open the Settings menu by clicking on the gears icon on the top left.
  • Select Preferences.
  • It will open the advanced Dropbox settings. Switch to import.
  • Check the box which says Share screenshots using Dropbox.

Not only it will save the screenshot, but it will also instantly copies the sharable link to the computer’s clipboard. All you need to is paste anywhere you want to send or publish. It is handy. It is available for Windows, Dropbox, and Linux.

Note: If you are using OneDrive which offers a similar feature, make sure to disable it there.

Now that you know this, here is one exciting feature you should know of Dropbox. Called as Move to Dropbox, if you right click on any folder, and you should see the context menu. It will move the folder into Dropbox and sync. You will not see any confirmation, and the copy will happen instantly.

Move to Dropbox was a much-needed menu option which was being fulfilled by a third party plugin, Dropbox Shell This option will allow you to move any folder or file directly into your Dropbox folder on your PC.


About Ashish Mohta

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