Snip and Sketch is the new and improved snipping tool that was released with Windows 10 (version 1809). When a system is “updated”, the general expectation is that it would be for the better. Many users were already well aware of the snipping tool on Windows. Hence, replacing it with an equally efficient tool could have been a challenge. However, Microsoft managed to finesse the new tool. Snip and Sketch can be used to capture and edit cropped portions or the entirety of your screen. It allows users to use different snip types to cut out the necessary portion.
But this changed with the introduction of Windows 11. Since its launch, users reported problems with Snip and Sketch. Majority of these issues were from the users who had upgraded their OS from Windows 10. However, some users who clean installed the Windows 11 update were also facing issues. If you are facing errors when using Snip and Sketch, here are some ways that can help you fix them. Check it out!
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Fixes for Snip and Sketch not working on Windows 11:
1) Update app:
The first and foremost step is to check for updates for the Snip and Sketch app. Open the Microsoft store on your device. In the search box, type ‘Snip and Sketch’. Click on the app. If the app on your system is outdated, you will see an ‘Update’ button under the app description. Select it to update the app on your device. After that, run the app again and check if it works.
2) Reset the app:
To reset the Snip and sketch app on your Windows 11 PC, search for Snip and sketch in the Windows search box. Right click the app and select App settings. In the new window, keep scrolling until you find the reset option. Click on Reset and wait for a moment. Now close all the windows and open the app again. There should not be any problems with Snip and Sketch anymore.
3) Reinstall Snip and Sketch:
To reinstall the Snip and sketch app on your Windows 11 system, open Powershell. Type ‘Powershell’ in the Windows search box. Right click on it and select the option to open it as an administrator. After that, type the following command in the window – get-appxpackage *Microsoft.ScreenSketch* | remove-appxpackage
Press enter to run the command. This will uninstall the Snip and sketch app from your system. Now open the Microsoft store and install the app again.
4) Run SFC:
Running an SFC scan will repair any minor errors in the system. To run an SFC scan, enter the following command in the Command prompt. Open Command prompt by searching for it in the Windows search box. In the command window, type the following command – SFC /scannow. Press enter to run the command. After the scan is complete, open Snip and sketch and see if the problem is fixed.
5) Use Windows troubleshooter:
Windows has an in-built troubleshooter to help users deal with minor problems with just a scan. Click on the Start button and open Settings. Go to Update and security. Now select Troubleshoot and let Windows do its job. There should not be any problems with an app on your system post-scan.
6) Update Windows:
Check for any available updates for the Windows 11 OS. Go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows update. Select Check for updates to start scanning. Install all updates if available. Once done, open Snip and Sketch again. There should not be any problems with the app, after updating your system.