How To Find Steam Screenshot Folder On Windows, Linux, And Mac

Karamchand Rameshwar - Jan 18, 2021


How To Find Steam Screenshot Folder On Windows, Linux, And Mac

In this article, we will introduce to you how to take a screenshot on Steam, find the Steam screenshot folder, and change the Steam screenshot folder location.

If you are a gamer, you must have come across some moments where you want to capture a beautiful scene in the game. You might also encounter an error that you are struggling to fix but don’t know how, so you have to take a screenshot of the issue. It is incredibly easy to take a screenshot using the built-in shortcut key of Steam. 

Steam Screenshot Folder
Steam makes it very easy to take a screenshot within the game and gives options to change the Steam screenshot location and shortcut keys as well.

You can simply take a screenshot with Steam in any game by pressing the F12 function button. After doing so, you will see a notification saying that the screenshot was saved somewhere on your computer. However, the notification won’t say where the screenshot was saved. So where is the steam screenshot folder?. The good thing is that it is also pretty easy to find those screenshots on your computer.

There are two ways to find the screenshots. The easiest way is to use the Steam app directly. However, if you already uninstalled the Steam app, don’t worry, you can still find the folder in which the app was previously installed.

How to find Steam screenshot folder with the Steam app

The simplest way to find Steam screenshot folder location is using the Steam app directly. 

Step 1: Tap on “View” at the upper left corner to open a drop-down menu

Steam Screenshot Folder
This is the easiest and quickest way to figure out the Steam screenshot folder location.

Step 2: Then select “Screenshots”

Steam Screenshot Folder 7

Step 3: You will then see all the screenshots you have taken in a game and some options you can do next

Steam Screenshot Folder 8
You can choose to view screenshots taken in a specific game.

Step 4: If you wish to open the Steam screenshot folder, tap on Show On Disk. By clicking on that, the app will open the folder where the specific screenshot is saved.

Steam Screenshot Folder 1
You can go to the steam screenshot folder by clicking on "Show On Disk".

How to find screenshot folder Steam without using Steam

This won’t be as easy as the first step. This is only recommended when you already uninstalled the Steam app. The first thing you need to do is going to the installation directory of the Steam app. 

Step 1: Do you remember where it was installed? If not, look for where Steam is installed by default.

The program will be installed on the following directory if you didn't select a different location when you first installed the game.

Steam Screenshot Folder 2
This is where Steam is installed by default.
  • On Windows 8 & Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam
  • If you are a Mac user, the default folder is in Users/[your Mac username]/Library/Application Support/Steam. 
  • On Linux, the default folder is ~/.local/share/Steam.

Step 2: If you manage to find the Steam folder, find the “Userdata” subfolder and open it

Steam Screenshot Folder 3

Step 3: If you had only logged into one Steam account on the computer, you will likely see only one folder there. If you have two or more accounts, there will be more folders equal to the number of accounts you have logged. If that is the case, you need to explore a bit to figure out the folder you are looking for.

Steam Screenshot Folder 4
If you see two or more folders, you will have to go through all of them to find the one you are looking for.

Step 4: Open folder “760”

Steam Screenshot Folder 5

Step 5: Open folder “Remote”

Steam Screenshot Folder 6

You will then see a folder “screenshots”, where all the screenshots are being stored.

If you still can’t find the Steam folder, it is highly likely that you installed the program somewhere else. You now have to remember where you installed the app. 

How to Change Steam Screenshot Folder Location

If you are tired of having to open too many folders to get to the Steam screenshot folder, you can change it to the location where it is convenient for you. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open Steam.

Step 2. Click View. Choose "Settings" on the drop-down menu

Change Steam Screenshot Folder Location

Step 3. On the new pop-up window, click on In-Game

Step 4. Click on "Screenshot Folder" right below the screenshot shortcut keys, which allow you to change the button to quickly take a screenshot.

Change Steam Screenshot Folder Location 2
You can also change lots of things in the settings, like screenshot shortcut keys or screenshot notifications.

Step 5. You can choose where the new screenshots will be saved. You can either choose an existing folder or create a new one. After finishing, click on Select and OK.

Hopefully, after this guide, you will be able to find the Steam screenshot folder easily. We would recommend you to create a new location for the Steam screenshot folder where you can easily find it.

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