How to reset the counter of screenshots in Windows 10

Is the number of screenshots already very high? We show you how to reset the counter of screenshots in Windows 10. The operating system belonging to the American company Microsoft offers notable improvements over older versions.

Its interface is designed to be used with mouse or touch screen interaction, or alternating between the two. Its start menu can be displayed to the user’s liking, with the metro or classic Windows design.

In addition, it includes new features that make the user experience much simpler, interactive, and even fun. For example, it allows the creation of 3D objects thanks to the Paint 3D application that is pre-installed on the system.

Perhaps one of the benefits this latest version offers is the ability to receive ongoing updates to its features and functionality. One of the most popular features is screen capture.

How to take screenshots in Windows 10?

The feature of taking screenshots has been present in the Windows operating system since versions prior to Windows 10.

To use it you must press the ImprPant or PrntScrn key that is located at the top of the keyboard and you will automatically have a screenshot of the complete screen.

To capture only a specific window you can use the combination of keys Alt + PrintScreen, although there are more than one window displayed on the screen, only the one that is active when combining the keys will be captured.

Later, you can go to an image editor like Paint and paste the image that has been copied to the clipboard and then save it with the image format you prefer.

With the Windows 10 version this function is still active, but the possibility has been added for the image to be saved automatically, without the need to use an image editor or some other tool.

To do this, combine the Win + PrintPant keys , you will see that your screen dims slightly for a few seconds, this is what will indicate that the capture has been made and it has been saved in the system folder.

You can also use the Snipping Tool to capture the screen. To do this you must press the key combination Win + Shift + S simultaneously.

Your screen will momentarily blur and you will see a small menu that belongs to Snip & Sketch appear at the top of the screen; from there you can select the type of capture you want.

All the captures you take will be saved, by default, in the Screenshots or Screenshot subfolder located in the Images folder.

Reset the screenshot counter in Windows 10

When entering the Screenshots folder you will see that the images are saved with Screenshot (1), (2), (3) and so on as you take more captures.

You can manage this folder as you wish , renaming, cutting and even deleting the capture files. However, this action will not affect the Screenshot Counter.

This will continue to assign a higher number as more captures are made due to the registry that is saved in the system, so if you want it to restart you must do it manually by following these simple steps.

You must first access the images folder; the usual path for this folder is C: \ Users \ Username \ Pictures \ Screenshots , once there delete or rename the Screenshot (1) file.

Next, you must enter the Windows registry editor. You can use the help of Cortana or use the Win + R combination on the keys, type regedit and press the enter key.

From there you must access the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer , locate the ScreenshotIndex option and select it to edit the DWORD value.

In the editing window, go to the Value information box and change the current number to 1, additionally you can edit the name you want to archive the captures.

Once you press the OK button , the changes will be saved automatically, without the need to restart the computer. From this moment on, the new captures will be saved starting with the value 1 and will increase successively.


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