Unable to take screenshots with either w10's built in screenshot function or nvidia shadowplay

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i used to take a lot of screenshots with Win+PrtScr, thing is, it doesnt work anymore, screen dims for a second (as it usually did) but no screenshot is saved, so i remembered nvidia shadowplay had a screenshot function, bound to Alt+F1, i used it for a day or so, and while slower than using Win+PrtScr it did the job, until it stopped working too, it doesnt even show an error message
 

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I thought it was Fn+PrntScrn, or just the print screen button by itself. This never actually saved screenshots for me, though, and instead saved it to the clipboard. So, try opening Paint and hit Ctrl+V to see if it's doing the same thing.
 
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Isn’t it just prntscrn?
win + printscr automatically saves the screenshot to a file, rather than having to paste it somewhere to save it


maybe try sharex? i never trusted the default screenshot functions in windows, and third party tools always offered more
 
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win + printscr automatically saves the screenshot to a file, rather than having to paste it somewhere to save it


maybe try sharex? i never trusted the default screenshot functions in windows, and third party tools always offered more
yeah, i might hae to end up giving 3rd party solutions a try, though i'm still curious what may have triggered it, i get windows has it's issues, but shadowplay?
 
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yeah, i might hae to end up giving 3rd party solutions a try, though i'm still curious what may have triggered it, i get windows has it's issues, but shadowplay?
i've always had my own problems with shadowplay, wether it be causing screen flickering, destroying performance, or just not working
 
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win + printscr automatically saves the screenshot to a file, rather than having to paste it somewhere to save it


maybe try sharex? i never trusted the default screenshot functions in windows, and third party tools always offered more
I learned something new today, I never even knew about the win + printscr, and its ability to save the screenshot to a file.

I do know that pressing ALT + Printscr copies an open window or program to clipboard but needs something link MS Paint to save the picture in.
 
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I learned something new today, I never even knew about the win + printscr, and its ability to save the screenshot to a file.

I do know that pressing ALT + Printscr copies an open window or program to clipboard but needs something link MS Paint to save the picture in.
the one that only saves it to clipboard is just prnscrn
 
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