Where are Steam screenshots saved? How to find you screen grabs on the Steam gaming app or your hard drive

Steam makes your screenshots accessible through the platform, but also in local folders.Future Publishing/Contributor/Getty Images
  • Using the F12 key, you can capture Steam games' screenshots, which the app saves to a folder on your computer.
  • Each Steam game you take screenshots of will have its own folder.
  • The easiest way to find screenshots is by using the View menu in the Steam app and choosing "Screenshots."
  • If you can't use the Steam app, you can manually navigate the screenshots folder by opening the location where the Steam app was installed.

Steam makes it easy to take a screenshot within any game just by pressing the F12 function key.

As soon as you do that, you should see a small notification that the screenshot has been saved to your computer.

Unfortunately, it might not be obvious where that screenshot was saved. The good news is that it's easy to find from within the Steam app on your computer. Advertisement

You can locate the screenshots directly through the Steam app. If you need to find saved screenshots without using the Steam app – such as if the app has been uninstalled from your computer – you can open the folder in which Steam was installed.

Here's how to find where Steam screenshots are saved.

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How to find where Steam screenshots are saved using Steam

1. Open the Steam app on your computer.
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2. In the menu bar, click "View," and then click "Screenshots." The Screenshot Uploader window will appear.

You can find all of your screenshots from the View menu in the Steam app.Dave Johnson/Business Insider
3. In the Screenshot Uploader, use the Show dropdown menu to choose the game with the screenshots you want to find. Advertisement

4. Click "Show on Disk." A folder window will appear with the screenshots. This is where they are saved.

Click "Show on Disk" to open the screenshot folder.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

How to find where Steam screenshots are saved without using Steam

1. You'll need to open a particular folder on your computer with the following text: Advertisement

  • On Windows 10, open this folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.
  • Mac users should open this folder: Users/[your Mac username]/Library/Application Support/Steam.

2. If you installed Steam in a different location, you'd need to find it on your own.

If you must open the screenshot folder manually, start by opening the Steam app's installation folder.Dave Johnson/Business Insider

3. Within the Steam folder, open the "Userdata" subfolder.Advertisement

4. If you only have one Steam account, there should only be one folder here, named with a string of numbers. Open it.

5. If you have more than one account, there will be one folder for each account, and you might need to explore to figure out which folder is the one you want.

6. Find and open the folder named "760."Advertisement

7. Click "Remote." The folders in the Remote folder are games that have screenshots.

8. Now open a folder and look in its "screenshots" folder to find the images.
Deep in the user data folder, you'll find a screenshot folder for each game with screenshots.Dave Johnson/Business Insider
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