Steam screenshot folder Guide: How to find it in Windows, macOS and Linux

Here's how to find Steam's screenshot folder in Windows, MacOS, and Lunux.

Are you facing a problem capturing a particular scene while playing video game or watching videos on steam? If yes, don’t fret, we have come up with a guide explaining how you can easily take a screenshot using Steam’s built in shortcut key. If you are wondering where that screenshot was saved, do not worry, finding Stream’s screenshot folder is quite easy.

In this guide, we will explain how to find Steam’s screenshot folder with the help of client or directly your file system. Without any further ado, let’s find out..

How to find Steam’s screenshot folder using the Steam client

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Since we will be talking about two methods to find Steam’s screenshot folder, let me tell the easiest one is via Steam itself.  What all you have to do is to click on ‘View’ in the Menu bar and select ‘Screenshots’ from the drop-down menu.

If you have already captured any screenshots, this is a place where you will seen some options about what to do with taken screenshots.

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What you have to find out it the button down at the bottom that says ‘Show On Disk’. When you click on the button, it will take you to a folder in your system’s file explorer where Stream’s screenshot is saved.

Unfortunately, if you are unable to access the Steam client and you need to find the Screenshot saved to your system, it will vary on the basis of which system you are using.

How to find Steam’s screenshot folder using your computer’s file system

In order to find Steam’s screenshot folder through your computer’s file system, you will have to go to steam’s installation directory first.

If you are using either Windows 8 or Windows 10, the default is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.

If you use a Mac, the default is User/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam, with username being the Mac username, not the Steam username.

On a Linux system, the default is ~/.local/share/Steam.

If you have installed Steam somewhere else, you will have to navigate to the Steam folder wherever you installed it. After finding that folder, you need to follow these steps to find the screenshot you are looking for.

  • Navigate to the “userdata” directory. On the basis of how many accounts you have set up in your Steam client, you will either one or more folders with a number in place of its name. That is the user ID number for the different accounts. In most of the cases, there will likely just be one folder but if have more than one users, it might take a little bit of probing and backtracking to find the folder assigned to your account.
  • Navigate to and open your user folder and look for the folder labeled “760.” Open that folder and open the folder inside labeled “remote.”
  • Now comes the real tricky part: As we all know every user and game has a separate ID, if you have a huge library of games, clicking through each numbered folder is not going to be an efficient way to find your screenshot. An easier way is to go to this website and search for the game you’re looking for. You can search by either game id or by the title of the game.
  • After finding your game’s ID, navigate to that folder and open it. Navigate to the folder labeled “screenshots” and your screenshot will be in this folder.

That’s all you have to do to find Steam screenshot folder through Steam client and Computer file system.

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