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How to change Windows 11's save location for pictures and videos

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By default, the Camera app in Windows saves photos and videos in the folder “C: User[User name] PicturesOwn recordings.” If there is little space left on drive C: or if you simply prefer a different drive, you can change this path. Go to Settings > System > Storage > Advanced storage settings > Where new content is saved. Set the desired drive under New photos and videos will save to: and click on Apply. New pictures will then appear in the folder “[username]PicturesCamera Roll.”

Another possibility is to move the entire default folder. To do this, right-click on Pictures > Properties, then select the Location tab, and Move. Next, set the desired storage location and click on Select folder. Confirm with OK and answer the security question with Yes. Windows will now also move all existing pictures and videos to the new folder.


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