How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10

For starters, Snipping Tool is a Screenshot Capture tool that comes preinstalled on Windows Machines. This allows users to take a screenshot of an open window, rectangular areas, a free-form area, or the entire screen. It also includes some nifty features like Snips can then be annotated using a mouse or a tablet, stored as an image file (PNG, GIF, or JPEG file) or an MHTML file, or e-mailed directly using the app. 

Meanwhile, the tool is now replaced or upgraded to Snip & Sketch in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update while the existing Snipping Tool app also exists on the operating system alongside the Snip & Sketch.

However, Microsoft added an option to uninstall the Snipping Tool from Windows 10 build 21277 and later releases. 

So let’s begin the How To process to uninstall (and reinstall) the old school Snipping Tool from your Windows 10 Machine.

Uninstalling the Snipping Tool on Windows 10

Follow the below steps:

    1. Open Settings App
    2. Tap on Apps.
    3. Head over to Apps & features.
    4. Under the “Apps & features” section, click the Optional features option.
      How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10
    5. Simply click on the Snipping Tool and tap the Uninstall button.
      How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10
    6. At last restart your Windows 10 Machine.

After the restart, the old school Snipping Tool will be completely removed from your Windows 10 Machine.

Installing back the Snipping Tool on Windows 10

Follow the below steps, to get back the Snipping Tool on Windows 10.

    1. Open Settings.
    2. Tap on Apps.
    3. Head over to Apps & features.
    4. Under the “Apps & features” section, click the Optional features option.
      How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10
    5. Now, click the Add a feature button.
      How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10
    6. Select the Snipping Tool option.How to uninstall Snipping Tool app on Windows 10
    7. Now simply tap the Install button.
    8. Now restart your computer.

Just after the restart, the screenshot tool will be installed back on your computer.

Do keep in mind the above guide only works on machines running on Windows 10 build 21277 and higher releases. If you can’t see the find the options do update your computer with the latest build of Windows 10.

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