3 Ways to Remove/Uninstall Snipping Tool in Windows 11

The Windows Snipping Tool is an integrated utility found in Microsoft Windows 10/11 operating systems, designed for users to conveniently capture screenshots or snips of their desktop or specific screen areas.

This screen capture tool proves invaluable for swiftly grabbing crucial information displayed on the desktop. Moreover, it offers different methods for capturing images to suit your preferences.

The Windows Snipping Tool has evolved, introducing new and exciting features such as delayed screenshot capture and video snipping. However, numerous third-party screen capture tools offer more advanced capabilities for capturing screenshots and videos, with TechSmith’s Snagit and Greenshot as a few examples.

If this tool is not in use in your organization and you want to remove it completely, this step-by-step guide provides multiple ways to do so from a Windows 11 device.

If you prefer to disable the Snipping Tool without completely removing or uninstalling it, you can follow the steps in this guide: 3 ways disable Snipping tool in Windows 11. It shows several methods to disable the Snipping Tool on Windows 11 devices.

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Method 1 – Uninstall Snipping tool using Settings App

The settings app in Windows 11 is a centralized and user-friendly interface that allows users to configure and customize various aspects of their Windows environment. I will use it to find the Snipping App Installed on the device and remove it. Please find the steps below:

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings app on Windows 10/11
  • Click on Apps > Installed Apps and search for Snipping Tool using the search box.
  • To remove/uninstall this tool, click the three dots on the right-hand side, and select Uninstall.
How to uninstall Snipping tool using Settings App
How to uninstall Snipping tool using Settings App

Method 2 – Uninstall Snipping tool using Winget

Windows Package Manager, also known as winget is a free and open-source package manager developed by Microsoft for Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. This command-line utility works for the installation and uninstallation of applications.

You can also utilize the winget list command displays a comprehensive list of all installed apps on your device. Review this list to locate the Snipping Tool and its version number. Alternatively, for a shortcut command, you can directly use winget list snipping to access this information.

2.1 Find Snipping tool version using winget

winget list snipping
C:\Windows\System32>winget list snipping
Name          Id                                   Version
Snipping Tool Microsoft.ScreenSketch_8wekyb3d8bbwe 11.2307.48.0
Find Snipping tool version using winget
Find Snipping tool version using winget

2.2 Uninstall Snipping tool using Winget

Now that we have identified the version number of the Snipping Tool installed on the device, we can proceed to use the winget uninstall command to remove the Snipping Tool from this device.

winget uninstall --name Snipping Tool --version 11.2302.48.0
Uninstall Snipping tool using Winget
Uninstall Snipping tool using Winget

Method 3 – Uninstall Snipping tool using Powershell

To uninstall the Snipping tool on Windows 10/11 device, we first need to check *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* using Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* command.

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch*
How to uninstall Snipping tool using Powershell
How to uninstall Snipping tool using Powershell

Execute the below command on the Powershell console launched as administrator to Uninstall the Snipping tool from Windows 10/11 devices.

Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | Remove-AppxPackage
How to uninstall Snipping tool using Powershell

Get Snipping tool back after Uninstalling

If you’ve uninstalled the Snipping Tool from your Windows 10 or 11 device and want to reinstall it, you can choose one of the methods below:

Method 1 – Use Microsoft Store to Install Snipping tool

The first method to re-install the Snipping tool is to use Microsoft Store. Let’s check the steps:

  • Launch the Microsoft Store app using the Start Menu.
  • Search for the Snipping tool and click on Get to install the tool on your device.
Use Microsoft Store to Install Snipping tool
Use Microsoft Store to Install Snipping tool

Method 2 – Use Winget to Install Snipping tool

As we had used the winget command to uninstall the Snipping tool previously; you can also utilize the same command to Install the application back on the device. You can either use the below command to install the Snipping tool using winget.

winget install 9MZ95KL8MR0L


How to disable Snipping tool using Registry?

You can also disable the Snipping tool without Uninstalling it from the device. Follow the steps below to create a registry entry that will disable the Snipping tool on the device for all users.

– Open Registry Editor > Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\TabletPC. Create a new DWORD registry entry called DisableSnippingTool and set its value to 1 to disable it. Please make sure to restart your device to complete the process.

How to disable Print screen from opening Snipping tool?

By default, the print screen keyboard button opens up the Windows Snipping tool. You can turn off this feature by using below steps:

Option 1
– Open Settings App > Accessibility > Keyboard > Turn off the toggle for “Use the Print screen button to open screen snipping“.

Option 2
– Open Registry editor > Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard. On right-hand side, you will find PrintScreenKeyForSnippingEnabled DWORD registry entry. Set its value to 0 to turn it off. Make sure to signout and signin in to complete the process.

How to disable Snipping tool using Intune?

To disable the Snipping tool using Intune, create a device configuration profile and use the Settings Catalog policy setting Do not allow Snipping Tool to run. Deploy this setting on Windows devices via an Entra security group.

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