Where is Steam Screenshot Folder and How to Change Location

Steam Screenshot Folder

Want to share screenshots you saved while playing on Steam but just can’t figure out where they are? Where exactly do you locate the Steam screenshot folder? Easy! Here are steps to help you locate all your screenshots on Steam.

While taking screenshots on Steam might be as easy as pressing the “F12” function key, locating the Steam screenshot folder isn’t as intuitive. Beginners and even experienced players have a real problem when it comes to locating and sharing Steam game screenshots. Be that as it may, the process of locating your screenshot folder is very simple and straightforward. In this post, we’ve highlighted detailed steps for locating the folder, changing the folder, and changing the default (F12) screenshot key. With that being said, let’s get started…..


How to View the Screenshots on Steam

There are two main options for viewing your Steam game screenshots. They include:

  • Through the Steam client
  • Through PC system files

1. How to View Screenshots on the Steam Client

Locating your screenshots via the Steam client interface is super easy. Follow these steps to view your saved screenshots:

Step 1: Open the Steam client

Step 2: On the menu bar, click on the View tab, from the drop-down menu that appears, select Screenshots.

steam screenshot View tab

Step 3: A window with all your Steam game screenshots will appear. Select the ones you wish to view or share with friends.

steam screenshots file explorer

To locate the Steam screenshot folder on your PC, simply click on “Show on Disk” at the bottom of the client’s interface.

Show on Disk


2. How to Find Steam Screenshot Folder Via PC System Files

Steam installation directory

Besides the Steam client interface, it is also possible to locate the Steam screenshots via your PC’s system files. Note that this method of locating Steam screenshots is the same for Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems. The only difference may only be in the location of the default or Steam installation directory.

  • Steam Installation Directory on Windows PC

On Windows 8, 10, and 11 PCs, the default Steam installation directory is

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam (assuming your default installation drive is C).
  • Steam Installation Directory on Mac PC

On your Mac device, the default Steam installation directory is

User/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam.
  • Tip! The “UserName” in the above directory is the Mac username and not your Steam username.
  • Steam Installation Directory on Linux PC

The default Steam installation directory on PCs running the Linux operating system is

~/.local/share/Steam..
  • Tip!

a) If you installed Steam elsewhere other than the default drive, you need to access the installation directory before you can proceed with the actual steps for locating the Steam screenshot folder.

b) After navigating to the Steam installation directory, the rest of the steps for locating the Steam screenshots folder are the same for Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems.


How to Locate the Steam Screenshots Folder Using PC System Files

After navigating to the Steam installation directory on your PC (Windows, Mac, or Linux), follow these steps to find the screenshots folder:

Step 1: From the installation directory, navigate to the “UserData” Usually, it’s just a single folder if only one Steam account is accessible on your PC. However, if multiple Steam accounts are accessed via your computer, you will see multiple folders named “UserData.”

steam UserData

Step 2: Open the UserData folder, then within it, locate the folder whose number (User ID) corresponds to the Steam ID for your account (can be viewed on Steam), then look for the “760”.

Steam ID folder

 

Steam account folder

Step 3: Within the “760” folder, locate the Remote. Remember to open only the Remote folder that corresponds to the particular game ID whose screenshots you’re interested in (if you have more than one Steam game installed).

steam remote

steam Remote folder game ID

Step 4: Next, find and open the Screenshots. Therein, all the screenshots related to the selected game will be displayed in chronological order.

steam remote screenshots folder

Steam screenshots display


How to Change the Steam Screenshot Button

 The default Steam screenshot key, F12, is located towards the top of most regular gaming keyboards. Most gamers may not have the spare finger to press this shortcut key to capture fun moments while playing high-intensity titles like First Person Shooter (FPS). Some players have keyboards that do not have the F12 key. Whichever the reason, sometimes all it takes to improve your Steam gaming experience is to simply change the Steam screenshot button. That’s to say; you choose a different key that you’ll be more comfortable pressing to take screenshots while gaming. Follow these steps to change your Steam screenshot button to a more comfortable key.

Step 1: Open the Steam client

Step 2: Click on the View tab, then from the drop-down menu options, select settings. The settings window will appear.

Step 3: On the left pane of the Settings windows, click on the In-Game tab

Step 4: Look for the Screenshot Shortcut keys drop-down.

Steam Screenshot Shortcut Settings

Step 5: Instead of F12, choose a different screenshot key that you’re more comfortable pressing with gaming.

different screenshot key

Step 6: Click OK to save the changes. That will be your new screenshot button.

Step 7: That’s all! You’ve changed your Steam screenshot button successfully.


How to Change the Steam Screenshot Folder

Navigating to the default Steam screenshot folder can be very daunting, more so for beginners. Because of the nature of the steps and processes involved, some gamers find it fitting to change the location of their Steam folder. That way, they don’t have to deal with the complex steps when it comes to accessing their Steam game screenshots. Here’s how to change your Steam screenshot folder:

Step 1: Open the Steam client, and then on the menu bar, click on the View tab. A drop-down menu option will appear—select Settings to access the settings window.

Step 2: On the Settings window, click on the In-Game tab on the left pane.

Step 3: Navigate towards the right-hand side of your screen and then click on the Screenshot Folder tab.

Screenshot Folder tab

Step 4: Choose the new location (e.g., desktop) where you want all your Steam gaming screenshots to be saved and then create a folder therein. Name the folder accordingly.

Step 5: Press OK to save the changes.

save the Steam screenshots

Step 6: You have successfully changed the Steam screenshot folder. You will now be able to access and share all your game screenshots with friends faster and more conveniently.

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