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Snipping Tool Not Working | What to Do

"Hi. Can you tell me what I can do when the built-in Snipping Tool is not working? As you can see from the following picture, an Error dialog informs that it cannot be opened. If you have any solution, please let me know soon."

To solve the above problem, you can apply one of the two methods illustrated in the article.

Video guide on how to allow Snipping Tool to work in Windows 8:

2 methods to allow Snipping Tool to run:

Method 1: Disable the setting titled "Do not allow Snipping Tool to run".

Step 1: Access the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Find and open the setting aforementioned.

To locate it, you can follow the path of User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Tablet PC/Accessories/Do not allow Snipping Tool to run.

Step 3: Disable this setting.

Choose Disabled and click OK in the setting's window.

Method 2: Do not configure the same setting.

Step 1: Open the "Do not allow Snipping Tool to run" setting in the Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: As the setting's edit window appears, select Not Configured and tap OK.

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