If you play games on Steam, you probably want to have a look at the screenshots you have taken so far at some point in time. To showcase your skills and the achievements you have made in the game, there is no better way than sharing your screenshots with your friends. For that, it is essential finding out where the screenshots go after you take them while gaming on Steam. That’s what we are going to look into. Before getting into the detailed steps required and trying alternative methods, here is a straightforward answer to your question.
Where is the Steam Screenshot Folder Located?
You can find your Steam screenshots in the following folder.
C:\ Programfiles (x86) \ Steam \ userdata\ SteamID \ 760 \ remote\ app–ID \ screenshots.
Keep in mind that the steamID and the app-ID will be replaced by your Steam ID and the app ID. If you are unsure how to find them, look at the bottom of the article for the steps.
All the screenshots taken using Steam will be kept in the above location which you can access at any time. You can also upload Stem screenshots to make them available to the public and gain some attention. You can either use the Steam upload manager or manually upload your screenshots to the community. If you decide to manually upload the screenshots, just navigate to the aforementioned section on your computer, find the screenshots, and upload them to your favorite social media profiles or to the Steam community.
If you decide to change the location of Steam screenshots, you can also do that (we described the steps at the bottom.) If you do not want to navigate to that default screenshot location, you can manually set the screenshot location to something you can easily access. After setting the new screenshot location, any screenshots taken using Steam will be saved in the new folder. As simple as that.
Whenever you take a screenshot using F12 while in a Steam game, Steam will automatically save the screenshot to the specified folder. No matter where you are on the game, how much progress you have, as soon as the key is pressed, you will be notified by Steam at the bottom right corner that your screenshot has been taken and saved. You can access it later after you finished gaming.
How to Access the Folder where Steam Screenshots are Stored?
Before trying to change the folder, you might b interested in having a look at the current screenshots saved in your Steam Screenshot Folder. While just navigating to the above-given location is enough, there are multiple ways to do that.
1. Using Steam Client
- Open Steam.
- Click on View in the menu bar.
- Click Screenshots. The Screenshot Uploader window will pop up.
- Then, click on any screenshot to view it.
- Finally, use the SHOW ON DISK button at the bottom to open the screenshot folder in File Explorer.
2. Online method
- Open Steam.
- Go to “View” in the menu.
- Select “Screenshots”.
- Choose the desired game.
- Click on the screenshot you want to view.
- Click “View Online Library”.
How to Change Steam Screenshot Folder Location
If you want to change the location of your Steam screenshots, just follow these steps.
- Open Steam.
- Navigate to Steam > Settings.
- Go to the In-Game tab.
- Click on the SCREENSHOT FOLDER button.
- Choose the new screenshot folder from the popup.
- Click on the Select button.
- Click OK.
That’s it. You have successfully changed your screenshot folder on Steam. Now, whenever you take a new screenshot, the screenshot will be saved to the newly chosen location.
Questions asked regarding the Screenshot Folder in Steam
If you have been facing a similar situation where you had to find the location of the screenshots from Steam, you might have some extra questions that many of our users had. Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the screenshot folder in Steam. If you didn’t find what you are looking for in the above sections, you might find the answer here.
Can I access Steam screenshots without going to the folder manually?
Yes, you can. You can access all the screenshots taken using Steam while gaming from the screenshot manager that comes with Steam. In order to access the Steam screenshot manager, navigate to View > Screenshots from the Steam screen. You will be given a window where you can see several screenshots. You can organize them based on the games for easier access. There you can find all the screenshots you have taken using Steam and upload them to the Steam cloud if needed.
How do I find my App ID?
As you have already noticed, in the first section, we have mentioned the “app ID” in the location map of the Steam screenshots. So, how do you find your App ID? In most cases, this won’t be a problem because there will only be a single folder in the remote folder if you have only a single game installed. If it is not the case, you will have to find the correct App ID to locate your Steam screenshots. In order to do that,
- Just open your Steam application.
- Navigate to the game.
- Look for the URL at the top of the screen.
- The app ID will be listed after the /app/ section in the URL. For example, if this is the URL you see at the top,
Your app ID is 240781.
Is there any alternative method to access Steam screenshots?
Yes, there is. You can simply navigate to http://steamcommunity.com/my/screenshots/ and login to your Steam account. There you will find all of the screenshots you have taken using the Steam application while gaming.
Even if you have changed the screenshot location, everything will be stored in the Steam cloud in order to let you access them whenever you want. But make sure that you have synced all your screenshots to the Steam cloud. If you have turned off the feature, the screenshots won’t be uploaded to the cloud and you won’t be able to access them from the above URL.
Will I lose the previous screenshots if I change the screenshot location on Steam?
No. You won’t lose any of your screenshots. Changing the screenshot location will simply change the location of the screenshots that will be taken in the future. So, the previous screenshots will be kept in the default location which you can access at any time. But, any of the newly taken screenshots will be put in the directory you chose in the settings. So, the screenshots will be in both folders. One for the old ones and one for the newer ones.