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Steam Default Screenshot Folder - Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved

author Carrie Murray
date Monday, March 9, 2020

Most game fans know Steam, the largest video game distribution service. When playing a game in Steam, many users want to record moments of gaming by snapshotting the screen. However, users cannot find the image after pressing F12 to take a screenshot. They can't find the screenshots in Steam client and don't know where the Steam default screenshot folder is in File Explorer. In this tutorial, a few tips for quickly finding them are introduced.

There are basically two ways to view screenshots: one via the Steam client and the other via screenshot folder.


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1. Find Steam Screenshot Window

Steam client provides direct access to screenshot in Steam and we just need to find the Screenshots window. It is the easiest way for us to find and manage the screenshots in Steam:

Step 1: Open Steam client on your laptop.

Step 2: Click the View tab on the top menu bar.

Step 3: Find Screenshots from the dropdown menu and click it.

Access Screenshots on Steam

After clicking Screenshots, you can view all screenshots sorted by different games. You can select a game from the dropdown menu located after Show, which will bring up all screenshots for the game chosen by you.

You can also click on the Show on disk (at the bottom) to bring you to the location where these screenshots are stored on disk.

By this method, it bothers you to open Steam client but the advantage is that you can view screenshots arranged by games and you needn't look through the whole library of screenshots.

2. Locate Steam Default Screenshot Folder

This method just requires you to input the correct path of the Steam screenshot folder into File Explorer. You don't need to launch Steam if you can remember the information of the Steam account.

Step 1: Launch your laptop and open File Explorer.

Step 2: Input the following path into the search box and hit Enter:C:\Program Files\Steam\userdata[USER_ID]\760\remote[GAME_ID]\screenshots

Steam Default Screenshot Folder

You should notice that this path is just a template a and you need to fill in USER_ID and GAME_ID parts. Moreover, we assume the steam client is installed in the Program Files folder on Disk C so that the path starts with C:\Program Files\Steam. Otherwise, you need to change the header to the actual installation path of the Steam client.

As for USER_ID and GAME_ID, they are exactly your Steam ID and the game ID in the Steam game catalog. If you cannot remember it, you can open up Steam client and click View Profiles and the Steam ID will be the number at the end located in the URL.

If you cannot see the numbers at the end of the URL, it means the number has been hidden. You need to change the settings of Steam:

Step 1: Go to View > Settings.

Step 2: On the left-side bar, click Interface.

Step 3: Find a box saying "Display Steam URL address when available" and tick off it.

Display Steam URL Address Bar

It is the same for game ID. You can jump to the game for which you are looking at the related screenshots and you can see its game ID at the end of the URL.

Tip: Change Steam Default Screenshot Folder Location

If you don't like the default folder for saving Steam screenshots, you can change it in Steam client. Follow the below steps to change it.

Step 1: Launch Steam client.

Step 2: Go to View > Settings.

Step 3: Click In-Game from the left bar menu on the new window.

Step 4: On the right side of the window, find "Screenshot Folder" and click it.

Step 5: Select an existing folder or create a new folder where you want to save.

Step 6: Click on "Select" and click on "OK".

Change Steam Screenshot Folder