Apps and Features Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Windows 10

You can use the Snipping Tool to take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen. Use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21277, you can now uninstall and reinstall the Snipping Tool via the Optional Features page in Settings.

This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the Snipping Tool for all users in Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21354, Snipping Tool is now updateable via the Microsoft Store outside major OS updates. It has been packaged together with Snip & Sketch so Microsoft can deliver updates for both at the same time. It has also been promoted out of the Windows Accessories folder to its own place in the Start menu.

NOTE: Because Microsoft is combining both Snip & Sketch and Snipping Tool, Insiders who previously did not have Snip & Sketch installed will see Snipping Tool removed after updating to this build and will have to go and install Snip & Sketch from the Store to get it back.



Contents

  • Option One: Uninstall Snipping Tool in Start menu
  • Option Two: Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Optional Features
  • Option Three: Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Command Prompt


EXAMPLE: Snipping Tool
Snipping_Tool.png






OPTION ONE

Uninstall Snipping Tool in Start menu


1 Open the Start menu.

2 Click/tap on Windows Accessories in "All Apps" to expand it open. (see screenshot below)

3 Right click or press and hold on Snipping Tool under "Windows Accessories", and click/tap on Uninstall.

4 Continue at step 5 in option 2 below.

Uninstall_Snipping_Tool_Start_menu.jpg





OPTION TWO

Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Optional Features


1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Optional_Features.jpg

3 Do step 4 (install) or step 5 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do.


 4. To Install Snipping Tool

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)​

Install_Snipping_Tool_Optional_Features-1.png

B) Scroll down, check Snipping Tool, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​

Install_Snipping_Tool_Optional_Features-2.png


 5. To Uninstall Snipping Tool

A) Scroll down, click/tap on Snipping Tool under Installed features, click/tap on the Uninstall button, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)​

Uninstall_Snipping_Tool_Optional_Features-1.png

6 Snipping Tool will now be installed or uninstalled. You can now close Settings if you like. (see screenshots below)

Install_Snipping_Tool_Optional_Features-3.png
Uninstall_Snipping_Tool_Optional_Features-2.png





OPTION THREE

Install or Uninstall Snipping Tool in Command Prompt


You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.


1 Open an elevated command prompt.

2 Do step 3 (install) or step 4 (uninstall) below for what you would like to do.


 3. To Install Snipping Tool

This is the default setting.


A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.​

DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool~~~~0.0.1.0


 4. To Uninstall Snipping Tool

A) Copy and paste the command below into the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and go to step 5 below.​

DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool~~~~0.0.1.0

5 You can now close the elevated command prompt if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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zed01

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I'm getting this error.
I'm doing this just to deregister the Print Screen from the snipping tool so that I can use another screen shot software like Share X( which says it cant register the key and asks to quit the conflicting application and the restart )

Error in the Command prompt:
Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.19041.844

Image Version: 10.0.19042.964


Error: 87

A Windows capability name was not recognized.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
 

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@zed01 Are you trying to uninstall the Snipping tool or simply prevent the PrtScn key from opening it. If it is the latter you simply need to go to Settings and Ease of Access and turn it off in the Keyboard section.


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@zbook Are you trying to uninstall the Snipping tool or simply prevent the PrtScn key from opening it. If it is the latter you simply need to go to Settings and Ease of Access and turn it off in the Keyboard section.


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@philc43,
Who are you referring to?

zed01?​

The snipping tool I use very frequently.
 

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Sorry I selected the wrong user. I will correct it in my earlier post.
 

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