Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How to open snipping tool in windows 10

  Raj       Wednesday, June 20, 2018
I have heard from many people that they are not able to access Snipping tool in windows 10 which is Microsoft's tool for taking screenshot of your current desktop. Even i have saw people who Search for Download Snipping tool for windows 10.

Let me clarify one thing over here that you don't need to download Snipping tool from anywhere because it is an in built tool for windows 10. Now question is How can I open it in windows 10? Here I will tell you the reason why snipping tool is not available in search bar and what are the alternate ways to open it in windows 10.

Why Snipping Tool is not available in start search box

Reason for missing snipping tool could be indexing is disabled or re-indexing is required.

Follow below steps to rebuild windows search index which will resolve the issue

  • Go to Control Panel => Indexing Options
  • Now click on "Advanced" button which will open new advanced option window.
  • Now first of all make sure that you are on Index Setting tab of that window.
  • Now click on Rebuild button and wait for process to be completed.

Rebuild windows search index
Once windows search indexing rebuild will be completed, you will be able to find snipping tool  in start menu by searching "Snip"


Alternate ways to open Snipping tool

  • Go to Start menu => All Apps => Windows Accessories. Here you will get Snipping tool.
  • Press Win+R keys which will open "Run Window". Now write "snippingtool"  and hit enter to open snipping tool in windows 10.
  • Open Command prompt,  write "snippingtool.exe" and hit enter.
  • Open PowerShell, Write "snippingtool" and hit enter.

So friends above are the alternate ways through which you can open snipping tool in windows 10 without rebuild search index.

I hope this article is helpful to all of you. If you have liked it then please share with your friends as well. Have a nice day.

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