Remove or Uninstall Snipping Tool from Windows 10 / 11

Prajwal Desai
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How to Uninstall Snipping Tool from Windows 11

In this post, I will show you multiple ways to uninstall snipping tool from Windows computers. You can use methods such as Windows Apps, PowerShell, or Winget command line to remove the Snipping tool from your Windows computer.

The Snipping tool is a built-in app on Windows 10 and Windows 11 that allows you to capture screenshots easily. With Snipping tool, you can take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your Windows PC screen. You can use Snipping Tool to make changes or notes, then save, and share.

More feature-rich screen capture programmes than the snipping tool are readily available online. You can alter the image, add a watermark, highlight text, and more after taking the snapshot, for instance. Although though some of these third-party capture solutions are commercial applications, some users prefer them to Windows Snipping tool.

If you are using a different software to capture screenshots on Windows PC, you can safely remove the Snipping tool. You can uninstall Snipping Tool from the computer and reinstall it if you are experiencing problems with it, such as crashes or specific functions not working. You can download and reinstall the snipping tool from the Microsoft Store.

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If you don’t want to remove the Snipping tool from Windows 11, you can disable it. The registry and GPO are just two of the methods available for disabling the snipping tool. It should be noted that disabling the snipping tool won’t actually remove the app from the computer; it will simply render it inactive.

Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps

As the Snipping tool appears in the list of installed apps on Windows PC, you can quickly remove it with a few clicks. The easiest way to uninstall snipping tool is from Windows 11 apps. On the Windows PC, launch the Settings app. Select Apps and then select Installed Apps.

Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps
Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps

You’ll now find the list of all the installed apps on your Windows PC. Type “snipping” in the search box and this will bring up the Snipping tool app in the list. Select the three horizontal apps next to Snipping tool entry and select Uninstall.

Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps
Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps

A message appears when you attempt to uninstall the snipping tool app “This app and its related info will be uninstalled“. Select Uninstall to remove the snipping tool. The snipping tool will now be uninstalled from the Windows 11 computer.

Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps
Uninstall Snipping Tool via Windows Apps

Uninstall Snipping Tool using Command Line

An alternate way to uninstall Snipping tool is using the Winget command. Modern versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11 come preloaded with the Windows Package Manager winget command-line tool as the App Installer. You can also update apps using Winget tool.

To find the list of installed apps using winget, launch the command prompt and run the command winget list. The output shows all the apps that are installed on your Windows computer. In the list of installed apps, we see the snipping tool is listed as an installed app, and you can make a note of the app version.

Uninstall Snipping Tool using Command Line Winget
Uninstall Snipping Tool using Command Line Winget

Launch the command prompt as administrator. To remove snipping tool using winget, run the below command.

winget uninstall --name Snipping Tool --version 11.2302.16.0

After running the above winget command, the Snipping tool is completely removed from the computer.

Uninstall Snipping Tool using Command Line Winget
Uninstall Snipping Tool using Command Line Winget

Remove Snipping Tool using PowerShell

Use the following steps to uninstall the Snipping tool using PowerShell:

  • Launch the PowerShell on your Windows computer.
  • Run the command get-appxpackage *ScreenSketch* to check if the Snipping tool is installed.
  • To uninstall the Snipping tool, run the command get-appxpackage *ScreenSketch* | remove-appxpackage.
Remove Snipping Tool using PowerShell
Remove Snipping Tool using PowerShell

There is no confirmation message displayed after removing the Snipping tool. To check if the Snipping has been uninstalled from the PC, run the command get-appxpackage *ScreenSketch*. If you don’t see any details about the app, it means the snipping tool has been removed from the computer.

Remove Snipping Tool using PowerShell
Remove Snipping Tool using PowerShell

Reinstall Windows Snipping Tool from Microsoft Store

If you want to reinstall the snipping tool on your Windows 11 PC, you can download and install it from the Microsoft Store. That’s the only way to get the Snipping tool back on your PC. Launch the Microsoft Store and search for “Snipping Tool“. From the list of results, select Snipping tool by Microsoft and click Get. This will download and install the latest version of Snipping tool on your Windows 11 PC. The same procedure can be used to reinstall the snipping tool on Windows 10 computer.

Reinstall Snipping Tool from Microsoft Store
Reinstall Snipping Tool from Microsoft Store
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Prajwal Desai is a Microsoft MVP in Intune and SCCM. He writes articles on SCCM, Intune, Windows 365, Windows Server, Windows 11, WordPress and other topics, with the goal of providing people with useful information.
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