Let’s all be honest; finding the steam screenshot folder isn’t all easy, no? But don’t you worry! This extensive guide will make it easy peasy lemon squeezy for you to find and brag about the screenshot you took the other day.
Being a video game hoarder and not knowing about Steam, doesn’t seem like a good combination to me. Steam has been on top globally for video games for many obvious reasons — one such reason being the wide range of genres it offers for the games.
Being an online gamer, you must be familiar with the importance of taking screenshots (can’t stress enough!), obviously, for bragging rights.
Capturing what’s happening on the screen is important to show it later to your friends as well as for reporting any bug or error later to the customer support.
So, now the good question that comes to mind is, “where is the steam screenshot folder?”. Keep reading to know the answer to this question!
How To Find Steam Screenshot Folder On Windows 10?
We have made it easier for you to find the screenshot folder. Here are few methods to find the screenshot folder.
1- Finding Screenshot Folder By Using The Steam App
The best and simplest way to find the screenshot folder for Steam is by using the Steam App itself.
Follow these steps to locate the screenshot folders in the Steam App:
- First of all, Open the Steam app on your PC through the desktop icon or from the installed directory.
- Once the Steam app opens, locate the view tab at the top of the application. Now click it, and from the drop-down menu, select a section named as screenshots. This will open the Screenshot manager.
- Now, from the Screenshot manager, you’ll be able to use your desired screenshot, upload, or delete the selected screenshot. Also, you can access the screenshot folder directly in the directory by clicking the show in the disk button (also mentioned below).
Furthermore, there is a separate space given to write captions for the screenshot and upload the picture.
However, you can also try a custom screenshot in Steam. Here, you can also find an option to delete a screenshot permanently from the hard drive directly through the app.
2- Access The Steam Screenshot Folder Directly
Imagine you are unable to access the Steam App, say your Internet is down, and you can open the Steam, yet you want to boast in front of your friend. Want to locate the screenshot folder without the Steam client app, we have got you covered.
You can access the Steam Folder through the following steps:
- Firstly, open the file explorer and go to the location given below:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\[USER-ID]\760\remote\[GAME-ID]\screenshotsEvery person has a different user ID. Therefore it should be typed your own. If you don’t know your User Id, no worries, keep reading to know how to find the User Id.
- The best way to find your User ID is by opening the Run Dialog Box First (press Windows + R key simultaneously or search in the Search Bar). Once it opens type the following in the dialog box:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\
And Press Enter.
- This opens a directory, where you can locate a folder named some random numbers. The name of that folder is your User ID. For use in the future, it is recommended to save the User ID in a notepad file somewhere on your computer.
- Similarly, now you have to find the Game ID. The Game ID is the ID of the game that you took screenshots on. As an example, the ID of the Counter-Strike Game is 730.
- To find the Game ID, there are several online websites available that give you the exact ID for any particular game. However, if you want to find the Game ID yourself, it is pretty easy as well.
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\[USER-ID]\760\remote\
In the User ID, paste the ID that you previously posted in the notepad file and hit enter.
- Now, this will take you to a directory, where you’ll find different folders with different random numbers. Each folder represents a game that contains the screenshots related to that game only.
- Say so; I want to view the screenshots that I took on Rust Game, I will go to 252490 (the Game ID for the Rust) folder.
3- Locating The Steam Screenshot Folder in C: Drive
Method 2 above is quite lengthy, and we know you don’t want to struggle to find the user ID and the game ID. Therefore, you can always try a method similar to hit and try! Better to double click than going through the hassle of replacing User ID again and again.
To locate the Steam Screenshot Folder in C: Drive, follow these steps:
- Firstly, go to the C:\ drive on your computer from the file explorer.
- Then, in the C directory, you must find two folders, namely “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)”. Now open both of these folders, as either of these folders will be containing your Steam Folder.
- Locate the Steam Folder in “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)”. Once found, open it.
- In the Steam folder, go to the user data directory.
- There is a user data directory. You’ll find a folder named some random numbers. Click that folder as it is the User ID folder.
- Then navigate to the following directories, 760 folder → remote folder.
- In the remote folder, you’ll find multiple folders, each representing a game that you took screenshots on. Go to your desired game folder (you can hit and try for each folder, or you can search the game ID for the specific game online and then move to that folder).
- In the game folder, there must be another folder named as screenshots, click on that to view all the screenshots related to the specific game.
How To Change The Steam Default Screenshot Folder?
By the time you have reached here, you must be agreeing that finding the Default Steam Screenshot folder isn’t a piece of cake. Therefore, many people like to change the location of the folder to the desktop or somewhere where it’s easily accessible.
To change the default screenshot folder for Steam, follow the steps below:
- Launch the Steam Client app and navigate to the view tab on the top right of the screen. And, from the drop-down list, select the settings feature.
- Now, when the settings window opens, go to the in-game tab (located on the left of the screen) and then select the screenshot folder.
- Also, from the settings window, you can change the default key for taking the screenshot as well.
- Now, choose the new place where you want your screenshots to be saved. For example, you want it to be saved in a folder on the desktop. So, navigate to the desktop and create a new folder, name it accordingly, and select that. Press OK.
How To Upload Custom Screenshots To Steam Library?
One of the amazing features is to be able to upload any kind of edited custom screenshot to the steam library. However, you have to do that manually as there is no option for that to do in Steam Client App.
Here is how you can do that:
- Firstly, open the steam app and then go to the library. Make sure you go to the associated game library. Now to test it, take a dummy screenshot inside the game using the f12 key.
- Now use the screenshot uploader to locate the screenshots on the hard drive. If you can’t find any screenshot uploader, don’t worry! When you exit the game, go to the steam library and find the associated game. Right-click that game and select view screenshots.
- Navigate the screenshot and open in with the Program MS Paint. Once the program opens, highlight the entire image and copy it. Once done, close the MS paint and then go to the screenshot folder.
- Open any of the other screenshots in MS Paint, paste the image using ctrl + V on the screenshot. Now, save the file by hitting Ctrl + S button and exit the MS Paint.
- Now, exit the Steam if it is open. Relaunch the Steam and go to the screenshot uploader. Here you’ll be able to see all the screenshots. Click the files that you want to be uploaded on Steam, add any caption, and then hit upload.
How To Take A Screenshot While Gaming On Steam?
We have already discussed how important it is to take screenshots. And, to be very honest, it is no brainer to take a screenshot on the Steam.
All you have to do is press the f12 key in-game to take a screenshot and save it automatically in the default screenshot folder. However, you can always change this default key for taking screenshots from settings.
How To Save Screenshots With Steam?
You don’t have to make extra efforts to save the screenshot manually. When you press the f12 key, Steam saves the screenshot automatically to the screenshot directory. Also, the new screenshot manager allows you to upload the screenshot while playing the game as well.
We hope that this extensive guide was enough to answer all your Steam Screenshot related questions. As it is clear that finding the screenshot folder manually is quite a hassle, therefore, we have jotted the best one too.