Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved?

Find your steam screenshots by following this simple step-by-step guide

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During a gaming session, an opportunity may arise where you just have to take a screenshot to show your friends. It might be a mad killing spree or a cool feature you didn’t know existed. Either way, taking a screenshot in any Steam game is simple and easy to do.

However, locating that screenshot after you’ve taken it isn’t as rudimentary. If you aren’t familiar with navigating the various folders that makeup Steam, you may struggle to find where Steam screenshots are saved.

Fortunately, this article is here to help you out. We’ll be going over where to find Steam screenshots so you never struggle again.

With that in mind, let’s waste no further time and dive straight into it!

How Do I Take A Steam Screenshot?

Before we get started on where the screenshots live, it’s probably a good idea to explain how you actually take a screenshot first.

The process of taking a screenshot when inside a Steam game is very simple. All you have to do is press ‘F12’ when you want to take a screenshot. To notify you a screenshot has been taken, a pop-up notification will drop down from the top left-hand corner of your screen.

Once you’ve taken a screenshot, here’s how to locate it.

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How To Find Steam Screenshots

There are two methods to finding screenshots you've taken on Steam. You can use the application's built-in screenshot feature, or, search through the various Steam folders. First off, we'll be looking at the former.

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Start by opening the Steam application

Simply load up Steam and have the application open on your desktop.

2

Click the 'View' option from the menu bar at the top

From the list of options at the top of the screen, simply click the 'View' tab to open the drop-down menu.

3

From the 'View' menu, click the 'Screenshot' option

Inside the Screenshot uploader, you'll be able to see the most recent screenshots you've taken. You can filter the screenshots if you wish to filter out the game you want to find. 

4

Click 'Show On Disk' to see the folder the screenshot is in

At the bottom of the screenshot uploader, you'll be able to click the 'Show On Disk' to open the folder where the screenshot is saved. 

And there you have it, a simple way of finding where your Steam screenshots are saved. There are other ways of doing it, where you navigate to that particular folder via My Computer etc, but this is by far the easiest method.

Conclusion

So, there you have it, our quick guide on where Steam screenshots are saved on your PC. We’ve all been there, in the heat of battle and you see something that you just have to capture! Steam allow you to take a quick screenshot by tapping F12 in-game – and using this guide, you’ll be able to easily locate them once taken.

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The Author Who Worked On This Article

Charlie Noon
Charlie Noon
For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in computers and gaming. It all started with the Sega Mega Drive and then evolved into PC gaming in my early teens. CS 1.6 was my first go at competitive gaming which soon evolved into CS:Source and now CS:GO - a game that I still play (almost exclusively) today. Throughout that period I have been a keen PC builder and enthusiast - dedicating a large portion of my time to the craft. My current rig is an ASUS 5700XT with AMD's Ryzen 3600X.

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