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How to Open and Use Steps Recorder in Windows 10

Steps Recorder is a built-in app that can be used to automatically capture the actions you take on a computer, including a text description of where you clicked and a the screenshot of each click. Steps Recorder can be helpful if you're trying to show someone how to do a certain task or troubleshoot a problem with a support professional. This article describes several ways to open and use Steps Recorder in Windows 10.


How to Open Steps Recorder in Windows 10

There are several ways to launch Steps Recorder in Windows 10. Here's how:

Way 1: Open Steps Recorder using Cortana Search

To open Steps Recorder, type psr in the search box on the taskbar, and then press Enter key.

Launch Steps Recorder from Search

Way 2: Open Steps Recorder via Run

Press Win+R to open Run box. Input psr, then hit Enter.

Run psr

Way 3: Open Steps Recorder from Start Menu

Select the Start button, and then select Windows Accessories > Step Recorder..

Start Paint from Start Menu

How to Use Steps Recorder in Windows 10

To use Steps Recorder to record and save steps on your computer. Here's how:

Step 1: Launch Steps Recorder.

Step 2: Click Start Record button to start your recording.

Start Record

Step 3: Go through the steps to reproduce the problem you want to diagnose. You can pause and resume the recording at any time. If you want to add a comment, click Add Comment. Use your mouse to select the part of the screen that you want to comment on, type your comment, and then select OK.

Step 4: Once done, click Step Recorder.

Stop record

Step 5: Review the record of the steps you followed to make sure it shows what you want it to show. Select Save button, type a name for the .zip file, choose where to save it, and then select Save.

Save recorded file

Once you save these steps to a file you can send it to a support professional or someone else helping you with a computer problem.