Steam screenshot folder: where to find it on Windows, macOS, and Linux


A Steam screenshot folder is a great feature to have, and you’ll want to know where to find it whether you’re using Windows, macOS, or Linux.

This folder of screenshots on Steam is not only useful for capturing the best and most intense moments of your game so that you can show your moves to your friends. It’s also a great tool to have when trying to troubleshoot any issue you’re having while gaming. This feature, combined with Steam’s built-in screenshot hotkey, makes the screenshot process incredibly easy.

The downside is that the Steam screenshot folder isn’t really easy to find. Finding where the screenshot you just took is saved is not as intuitive, so you have to either dig in or keep reading.

Whether you just want to capture a stunning scene from one of the best pc games Or you’re trying to troubleshoot a problem, we’re here to show you how to find the Steam screenshot folder, either through the client itself or directly using your file system.

How to find the Steam screenshot folder using the Steam client

Steam screenshot

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There are different ways to find that elusive Steam screenshot folder. The easiest and fastest way to find Steam’s screenshot folder is through Steam itself.

On the menu bar, click on “View” and select “Screenshots” from the drop-down menu. If you took screenshots, they will be displayed here where you will have a few options on what to do with them.

Steam screenshot

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While interesting in itself, what we’re looking for is the button at the bottom that says “Show on disk.” Clicking on it will open your system’s file explorer to the directory where this specific screenshot is stored.

If for some reason you cannot access the Steam client and need to find the Steam image file saved on your system, don’t despair. There is definitely another way to get this file back, although it will vary depending on the system you are using.

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

If it is not possible to access the Steam screenshot folder through the Steam client, you can simply go directly to your computer’s file system. It doesn’t mean that you have to check every folder on your hard drive to find it. The fastest way to do this is to simply open the Steam installation directory.

Finding and opening the Steam installation directory depends on the operating system you are using.

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, the default is C: Program Files (x86) Steam.

On a Mac, the default is Users / {username} / Library / Application Support / Steam, the username being the Mac username, not the Steam username.

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

If you’ve installed Steam elsewhere, you’ll need to navigate to the Steam folder where you installed it. Once you’ve found the Steam installation directory, follow these steps to find the screenshot you’re looking for.

  1. Navigate to the “userdata” directory. Depending on how many accounts you have set up in your Steam client, you will see one or more folders with a number instead of its name. This is the user identification number for the different accounts. In the overwhelming majority of cases there will likely only be one folder, but if you have multiple users it may take a bit of searching and backtracking to find the folder assigned to your account.
  2. Navigate to and open your user folder and find the folder titled “760”. Open that folder and open the folder inside titled “remote”.
  3. Now comes the trickier part: just like every user has an ID, every game has one. If you have a large library of games, clicking on each numbered folder won’t be an efficient way to find your screenshot. An easier way is to go to This site and search for the game you are looking for. You can search by game id or by game title.
  4. Once you know your game ID, navigate to that folder and open it. Navigate to the folder titled “Screenshots” and your screenshot will be in that folder.


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