- Shutdown SnagIt
- Go to : C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local
- Copy the folder C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local\TechSmith to your Skydrive folder.
Note : to simply preserve the file/folder structure, I create a folder in Skydrive as like this : C:\Users\[your-user-name]\SkyDrive\AppData\Local\TechSmith ; because both "AppData" and "SkyDrive" folder resides under "C:\Users\[your-user-name]"
- Rename C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local\TechSmith to something else (i.e, TechSmith0)
- Open command prompt (Keyboard windows button > type "cmd"), right click to it and choose "Run it as Administrator"
- type :
mklink /D C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local\TechSmith C:\Users\[your-user-name]\SkyDrive\AppData\Local\TechSmith
- Run SnagIt. Check if everything is ok.
- If everything is ok, then delete old "TechSmith" folder. (ie. C:\Users\[your-user-name]\AppData\Local\TechSmith0).
- I use this method, so all my image capture is synced to all my PC.
- I mainly only use for a screen capture, not a movie. Beware that a capture (movie or Image) can be very large, that it wont get synced to SkyDrive.
- You can also use the above method to change the folder into any other folder (i.e : D:\ or E:\) if you dont want to sync with SkyDrive. This will free your C:\ drive.
- The file name is .SNAG. AFAIK, I have not (yet) found any image viewer program that support .SNAG image. Therefore, you need to have install SnagIt to open the capture image.
I need to move my Snagit 12.3.2 Library to the mounted network share e.g. E:\ or \\server\share$\snagit
I got the following message if I try to select the location in Editor Options > Advanced > Automatically stored files location:
Snagit cannot move the automatically stored files to a removable drive or network share
How to solve this?
I have Snagit 12. I noticed in some of the posts above that this feature is supposedly supported by v12, but I couldn't find any documentation regarding it. So here's two options that I came up with that seem to work:
I searched my registry for "Snagit\Program\Captures" (which is the default library directory). That led me to "externaloutputdir". I searched for this in the registry and changed it everywhere I found it (manually). But that search led me to what is probably the intended method...
Change it in the profiles. In the SysTray, r-click Snagit and go to Profiles->Manage Profiles, then select the Profile you want to change (e.g., "Image"), click the Cog next to the "Share" field, then click the "Always use this folder" button and find your new directory. (NOTE: I haven't really tested this second option, since the first option seemed to meet my needs, so if someone wants to correct me, have at it.)
To reiterate what I mentioned above, in Snagit12, the way to set the default Save directory is to do so in the Profiles:
- Click the "cog" button next to the "Share" field
- In the Program tab, set the "Store Files In" Folder. Hit OK
- Make sure to Save the profile.
Repeat for all profiles.
as said by the guy above.
its so simple.
Change the deafult folder inthe registry.
1. open registry (press windows key + R, in the opened form type "regedit")
2. search for the string "AppData\Local\TechSmith\SnagIt\DataStore" (press CTRL+F and type or copy paste the search string)
3. you will find there the default datastore folder. C:\.... change to any folder you wish (open in Explorer your desired destination folder, and copy the full link from there and paste it in the registry instead of the existing default )
4. close the registry (will be saved automatically)
4. after reboot or sign out and sign in again into windows all your snagit files will be stored in your self defined directory
Now, it would also be nice if that setting could be included in each of the saved presets as well. That way, people could easily control where .snag files went for each different project they were working on.
As it is, I will just think of that Documents/Snagit folder as a temporary folder for these files and then move them to my project folders.
An even more advanced feature would be to allow people to store these files anywhere they want on their hard drives and for the Snagit library to be able to find and catalog those files wherever they may be. I have seen other image editing software that does that.
Note: When changing the Library location, Snagit does not migrate or move previous capture files to the new location but will start storing all new captures in that location. See more details about the Snagit Library.