Here’s Where to Find Your Steam Screenshots
Steam allows you to take in-game screenshots to capture memorable moments. You can later revisit the files, but where are they stored?
This article will show you how to find your Steam screenshots. We’ll tell you how to track them down on multiple systems, including Windows and Mac.
The Steam Screenshot Location on a Windows PC
You shouldn’t have trouble finding your Steam screenshot folder on Windows PCs. The fastest method is to use the Steam client.
- Open Steam and enter your credentials if prompted.
- Go to the top-left part of the display and hit the “View” button.
- Choose “Screenshots.” This should now display the screenshot manager, including your pictures and various options.
- Click a screenshot and head to the menu in the lower part of the manager.
- Press the prompt that tells you to show the screenshot on your disk. You should now be redirected to the folder where your images are stored.
- Double-click the folder and explore your Steam screenshots.
Another method of finding Steam screenshots is to use the online store. This platform keeps your images and enables you to access them within seconds from any device, including your Windows PC. The only requirement is to enter your username and password.
Here’s how you can track down your screenshot using Steam’s online library.
- Launch your Steam client.
- If necessary, type in your username and password.
- Head to the “View” menu and choose “Screenshots.”
- Press the “View Online Library” button, and you’re good to go. You should now be taken to Steam’s online repository of your screenshots.
Lastly, you can locate the screenshot folder on your computer manually.
All screenshots are saved here and are accessible at any time from your device. In most cases, the folder is in the same location as your Steam installation folder.
Use the following path to find the screenshot folder.
- Open your File Explorer and go to the C: directory.
- Head to Program Files x86 and click “Steam.”
- Navigate to “userdata.”
- Select “AccountID,” followed by “760” and “remote.”
- Pick “<app-ID>” and “screenshots.” You should now reach your Steam screenshots.
Once you’ve opened the master folder, it should contain folders of individual games. They have random titles, so it can be hard to recognize them.
Another potential problem is that your game library is too extensive. Finding the desired folder takes forever, but knowing your game’s ID should help.
- Open your browser.
- Go to this website.
- Find your game from the list and check out its ID in the left corner of the display. For example, the ID of Puzzle Quest 3 is 1380410. Use the number in your File Explorer to speed up the search for your screenshots.
The Steam Screenshot Location on a Mac
Mac users shouldn’t have a hard time locating their Steam screenshot folder either. They’re saved in a convenient place.
- Start your Mac and click your username.
- Press “Steam” and choose “Screenshots.”
Alternatively, you should be able to open your Screenshots from the Steam client.
- Launch Steam and use your credentials to sign in.
- Hover the top-left section of the client and press “View.”
- Head to “Screenshots.”
- Choose a screenshot and explore the lower part of your manager.
- Click the option for showing the screenshot on the disk, and you’ll arrive in your screenshot folder.
Sometimes, Steam may require you to enter your Steam ID to access your screenshots. Here’s how to reveal it in case you forgot to write it down.
- Launch the client and press the “Steam” button.
- Click “Preferences”.
- Select the “Interface” option.
- Check the field next to the box that tells you to display web address bars when available.
- Click the “OK” button in the lower corner of the display.
- Head back to your profile and pick “view name.”
- Check the number at the end of your URL. This is your ID.
Changing the Screenshot Folder Location
The above steps are relatively simple, but locating your screenshot folder can be time-consuming. You may need to open many folders, which can be exhausting.
The solution is simple – relocate your screenshot folder to make it more accessible. This is what you can do:
- Start your Steam client.
- Pick the “Steam” option from the menu options in the upper-left corner.
- Choose the “Preferences” button and wait for the new window to load.
- Press the “In-game” function.
- Navigate to your “Screenshot Folder.” It should be located just beneath your screenshot keyboard shortcuts.
- Select the new location of your screenshots. You can set up a new folder or select an existing one.
- Once you’re done, save your changes by pressing the “Select” button.
- Then click “OK.”
Share Your Legendary Moments With the Steam Community
Whether you’re guiding novice players to complete challenging quests or comparing your performance to other gamers, the screenshot function will come in handy. Once you’re ready to share your sessions, find the right folder and track down your images.
Where do you keep your Steam screenshots? What shortcut do you use for taking screenshots on Steam? Let us know in the comments section below.