Can't capture Capture Preferences

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In preparation for doing a fresh install to see if it will cure the myriad issues with cursor etc, I thought it would be a good idea to take screenshots of the Editor and Capture Preference Setting Windows so that I could quickly setup the new installation.

With the "Hide SnagIt when capturing" option unchecked I was able to capture the Editor Preferences, but not the Capture Preferences.  Windows Snipping Tool to the rescue!
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Yeah, but that gives you the entire screen. Sometimes you only want a much smaller part. ;)
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True, but we all have SnagIt. If we wanted to crop the image, Give it a name and archive it. We can open it in SnagIt to do that.
Cropping an image on that rare occasion is fast.So I don't consider it a big inconvenience.
 
With the Windows Key/Prtscrn function. It's a no muss no fuss capture for reference purposes. It's there if you need it.

I checked, I would have to download and install the snipping tool just to have.It's no longer a part of windows 10 natively. I'm going to pass.
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You shouldn't have to download the snipping tool.

If if doesn't show in a search it's probably not indexed.

You should be able to find it in one of these locations

Start -> All Apps -> Windows Accessories -> Snipping Tool

C:\Windows\System32\SnippingTool.exe

Of course that may have changed as I haven't been on Win10 for awhile but those places are where it used to be found.

:)
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Yeah, it's not there any longer. Thanks for trying to help.But the snipping tool was never all that great to begin with.

When I used it I usually opened it in SnagIt immediately.
 After saving it and giving it a name.
I had to find it and open it in SnagIt.
Crop and Annotate It.
Save and Name it all over again. The Snipping tool was highly inefficient to me.

It's extremely rare that I need to capture something SnagIt cannot.The Snippet tool will not be miss by me.

Just so you know.
The snippet tool is not in Windows  System 32 on my computer.


I re-indexed my files just for the heck of it. Couldn't hurt, who knows what might be broken over time. Took about 45 minuets.


Still no Snipping Tool
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No idea why it's not there on yours (though your %windir%\system32\ screenshot only shows the folders, not the files) but it's there on both of my Win 10 machines. One machine dates back to December, the other to only earlier this month so it's somthing that has been removed. I thought that the problem with searching may have been that Cortana is nothing more than a third rate portal to Bing but it did find the thing on mine.

Maybe it heard you say bad things about it and it's in a corner somewhere sulking. It's great that Microsoft can choose to inflict Candy Crush on us without our permission or agreement, yet functional tools may disappear.
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Agree the snipping tool is nothing great. I seldom need it either but at times like Paul It fills the void.

As I'm sure you've seen me post before I'm on Windows 7 (by choice) and the PrtSCr works different than on Win 10.

Snagit is my go to for the majority of screengrabs and it's convenient for just a quick edit
on images too.

 :)
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Ya the snipping tool is not in a folder,  it's a single .exe file.

Also indexing may not be set for all locations or file types on a machine so search may not find things because of that.

:)
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It's kind of like losing Windows Paint. I just don't care, but I still have windows Paint, Woopee!
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Hence why I used the Windows Snipping Tool.  Crude but in this case, effective