Snipping tool can be used to capture screenshots and some users have noticed that while searching for it in the start menu search bar it doesn’t shows any results. The start menu doesn’t shows results even after multiple attempts and a system reboot. At time the tool is even missing an entry in the Accessories folder of the start menu.
If the Snipping Tool is not appearing in the Start menu or Start menu search, you can follow the given below directions to launch Snipping Tool in Windows 10. Note that this method should also work great on earlier versions of Windows.
Method 1 of 5
Rebuild the search index
If the start menu is not showing Snipping tool you might want to rebuild the search index.
Method 2 of 5
Run Snipping Tool from System32 folder
If rebuilding search index didn’t help, open up File Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\System32 (where “C” is the drive where Windows 10 is installed). Locate the entry named SnippingTool.exe and double-click on the same to launch it.
Method 3 of 5
If the Snipping tool is not appearing you can try pinning it to the start menu or creating a shortcut.
Step 1: Navigate to C:\Windows\System32 (“C” is your system drive).
Step 2: Locate SnippingTool.exe, right-click on it, click Pin to Start to pin Snipping Tool shortcut to Start menu.
Method 4 of 5
Create Snipping Tool shortcut on desktop
Step 1: Head over to C:\Windows\System32, where “C” is your Windows 10 drive.
Step 2: Right-click on SnippingTool.exe file, click Send to, and then click Create shortcut (Desktop) to create a shortcut of Snipping Tool on desktop.
Method 5 of 5
Pin Snipping Tool to taskbar
Step 1: Follow directions in Method 3 to create Snipping Tool shortcut on desktop.
Step 2: Drag and drop the shortcut from desktop to taskbar to pin it.