How to Find Your Steam Screenshot Folder

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Whether you just took screenshots of a hilarious glitch or an epic game achievement, you’ll need to know where they’re saved to share them. Here’s how to find where Steam hides your screenshots.

Your screenshots are easily accessible from Steam itself. The only other way to find them is to manually search your hard drive. Steam sorts your screenshots by game, but it doesn’t name the folder after the game. Instead, it names the folder after the game’s application ID – completely inscrutable, unless you don’t. make a habit of memorizing IDs.

How to Find Your Steam Screenshot Folder for Any Game

The easiest way to find your screenshots is directly through Steam.

Launch Steam, click “View” in the top left, then click “Screenshots”.

Click the drop-down menu at the top to select a game’s screenshots, then click “Show on disk.”

Select a game from the drop-down menu, then click "Show on disk."

The screenshot folder will automatically open in a new window. The path in the address bar is where screenshots of this game are saved.

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How to find your screenshots manually

The Steam folder itself can be almost anywhere – it entirely depends on where you chose to install it. If you installed Steam with the default options, here’s where you’ll find it:

The Windows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam




~/Library/Application Support/Steam

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How Steam Names Game Folders

Unfortunately, the game folder naming scheme isn’t the most intuitive. By default, every game you installed through Steam has a separate screenshots subfolder located inside the Steam folder. The subfolder is located at:

... Steam\userdata\<AccountNumber>\760\remote\<GameNumber>\screenshots

The placeholder”” replaces the numbers linked to your specific Steam account, and “” is the app ID of the game.

There’s no quick way to tell which game is associated with each number, so you’ll just have to dig around until you find the right folder.


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