- Open up Steam.
- Click on ‘’View’’ in the menu that runs horizontally along the top of the Steam window.
- Navigate down to and click on ‘’Screenshots’’ from the drop-down that appears. Doing this opens up the Steam Screenshot Uploader tool.
- Select any picture from the preview thumbnails on the right-hand side then click on the ‘’Show On Disk’’ button just below.
- Steam will automatically open up the Windows folder where screenshots are saved and stored.
The Screenshot Uploader tool is also useful for getting an idea of what and how many pictures you have. They are categorized by game via the drop-down menu in the top right of the window. Click on the game to see all associated screenshots. There’s also the option to delete unwanted images.
Additionally, the tool allows you to upload screenshots to the cloud for safe keeping in the event of a hard drive failure or other hardware issues that may delete snaps. To do so select the images you want to upload and click on ‘’Upload’’.
You can check what pictures are stored on your cloud-based Online Library by clicking on the ‘’View Online Library’’ button to the right of the ‘’Show On Disk’’ button mentioned above. From here you can make pictures private/public, share them with friends, delete, upload, and categorize to simplify navigation, which is useful if you have a ton of screenshots and are trying to track down a particularly elusive one.
It is possible to bypass Steam entirely and access the screenshot folder manually. The exact location changes depending on the user. Where you’ve installed Steam factors in as well. Generally, it is found under C/D/E:Program Files\Steam\userdata\*Steam ID*\760\remote\
The drive letter changes depending on the name of the primary local drive, often where Windows is installed. The Steam ID is exclusive to your Steam log on.
From here, each game is assigned a folder with a random numerical title. Opening one of the folders, then clicking the ‘’Screenshots’’ folder found within displays all the screenshots associated with the game.
If you are having trouble tracking down your Steam ID, you can brute force it and open each folder until you land on the one containing game screenshots (there shouldn’t be many if you’re not using a shared PC). Alternatively, follow the steps below to determine your Steam ID.
- In Steam, click on ‘’View’’ from the top menu and select ‘’Settings’’.
- Select ‘’Interface’’ from the left-hand menu.
- Make sure the ‘’Display Steam URL address when available’’ box is ticked and click ‘’OK’’ at the bottom of the window.
- Click on your Steam profile name and from the drop-down menu select ‘’Profile’’.
- In the URL that appears at the top of the window just below the menu featuring ‘’Store’’, ‘’Library’’, ‘’Community’’, etc. note the long form number. The number is your Steam ID.
How To Change The Steam Screenshot Folder
- Load up Steam.
- Click on the ‘’View’’ option in the horizontal menu that runs along the top of the Steam window.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, navigate to and click on ‘’Settings’’.
- In the Settings window that pops up, click on ‘’In-Game’’ from the menu that runs vertically down the left-hand side.
- Just below the ‘’Screenshot shortcut keys’’ drop-down menu, click on ‘’SCREENSHOT FOLDER’’.
- Select where you want Steam to save screenshots by selecting a folder.
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