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Find Steam Screenshot Folder in Windows, macOS, Linux

Steam Screenshot Folder in Windows, macOS, Linux
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Be it for reporting a bug, to claim your reward, to troubleshoot, or simply to capture a picturesque scene from your PC game, you rely on screenshots. However, locating these folders can be a tad puzzling. It is easy when you know exactly which directory to access. Steam provides a user-friendly platform to access your screenshots directly from the client or through the system. Press F12 and voila! The confusion, however, is Steam screenshots not showing up!

Ways to Find the Steam Screenshots Folder in Windows, Mac, and Linux PC:

1. Steam Screenshot Folder in Windows

With Steam, finding screenshots is as smooth as capturing them. In fact, the easiest way to find your screenshots is through Steam itself. If you opt for the Steam client, you have the following simple steps-

  • Click on “View” on the menu bar
  • Select “Screenshots” from the dropdown menu. All your screenshots will be visible here.
  • Click on the “Show on Disk” button. It will take you to the system directory through the File Explorer. You have the folder destination where your screenshot is stored.
  • You may also upload it to the cloud.

Even without the Steam client, it is possible to find the Steam screenshot folder in Windows by first finding the installation directory. The default path in Windows 8 and 10 is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam. Now find the “userdata” directory.

Depending on how many user accounts you have, a number of folders will show up. There will be user IDs instead of names, so it may take a while to track your account. Look for your user folder followed by navigating to the folder named “760” inside which you need to open the “Remote” folder. 

We know that every game has its own unique ID. Instead of scrolling down through each of the countless IDs, search for your game by its game ID or name using the link. Coming back, open the folder with the game ID and find the folder labeled “Screenshots”. There you go.

To create a shortcut on your desktop:

Open C:\Programfiles (x86) > Steam > userdata > (yourSteamID) >  760 > remote > (app ID) from your File Explorer.

Right-click on the “Screenshots” folder, choose “Send to” followed by the “Desktop” option. You will successfully create a shortcut to the Steam screenshots folder on your desktop without accessing the Steam software.  

2. Steam Screenshot Folder in Mac

The installation directory in Mac is a tad different from Windows with the rest of the steps intact. In order to locate your Steam “Screenshots” folder in Mac, the default directory is Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam

Here make sure you use your Mac username and not your Steam username.

Now you look for your user folder followed by searching for the particular game you are looking for, using the game ID in the above website mentioned. Trace the “Screenshots” folder and find all your shots in one place.

3. Steam Screenshot Folder in Linux

To locate Steam screenshots in Linux, the default directory is ~/.local/share/Steam. Once you are inside the “userdata” directory, trace your user folder followed by your <game ID> folder, and then your screenshots.

Wrapping It Up

As a gamer, Steam is nothing short of a blessing. It provides installation, automatic updates, and cloud saving features. Apart from them when your Steam screenshots are not showing up, it easily tracks your Steam screenshots folder in Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.  Access all your prized captures and treasure them.

Still have questions? Check out these FAQs.

Where can I find my Steam screenshots?

Each screenshot captured, Steam lets it save in separate folders. Click on “View” followed by “Screenshots”. From the Show dropdown menu, choose the game whose screenshots you are looking for. Click on “Show on Disk” to open the “Screenshots” folder.

Where are F12 screenshots saved?

On pressing F12, screenshots captured are saved in a separate folder named “Screenshots” inside the In-Game directory of your Steam client. You can access the folder either simply through the client or from the system by searching your Steam profile user-ID link on File Explorer.

How do I save screenshots from Steam?

Press F12 to take and save screenshots from Steam. By default, screenshots will be saved in the “Screenshots” folder in the Steam directory on your PC.

How do I change Steam screenshot keys?

F12 is the default hotkey controlled by Steam to trigger screenshots. Go to “Settings” followed by “In-Game” to change the Steam screenshot keys as per your convenience through Steamworks screenshots API.

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