Steam Screenshot Folder: How to find it in Windows, Linux and macOS

Screenshots have definitely become one of the most important parts of our day to day lives. They help us everywhere. We have grown habitual of taking and using screenshots. Here we’re going to talk about ‘Steam Screenshot Folder’ and where to find them on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Steam screenshots can usually be accessed from the application itself. This is the easiest way to access the steam screenshot folder, i.e. from steam itself.

Steam Screenshot Folder

Accessing screenshots’ folder from Steam 

It’s the simplest way to find the location of steam screenshots. All one needs to do is launch steam, click on ‘View’ in the menu bar. A drop-down menu should appear. Screenshots would be available in that drop-down menu along with a bunch of other items.

Accessing Steam screenshots’ location without Steam

The installation of steam and the names of it’s location are different on the three platforms.

Windows: On Windows 8 and Windows 10, the default location where Steam gets installed is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam.

Mac: the default location where Steam gets installed is Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Steam.

Linux: On a Linux machine, the default location where Steam gets installed is ~/.local/share/Steam.

However, the case might be different if the user has installed Steam somewhere else rather than installing them in the default locations mentioned above. If that is the case, then the user has to search for the location where he/she has installed Steam themselves.

Location of the Screenshot folder.

Now for the steam screenshot folder under the Steam folder, the location is the same for all platforms, so there is no need for one to worry.

The only thing different in these three platforms are the primary locations where Steam gets installed by default. The next steps that lead to finding the steam screenshot folder are the same for all three platforms.

  • The first step is to find the ‘user data’ directory. If multiple accounts are logged in on Steam then it might be a bit of a tiring process. Folders with numbers in place of their names are User ID. That user ID number is different for different accounts, so you might have to look for some time to find the exact folder you’ve been looking for.
  • After navigating to your user folder, open it. Look for a folder labeled as ‘760.’ Open that and open the ‘remote’ folder inside it.
  • This part is a bit complicated. Similar to user names, separate games have their separate IDs, so if you know the ID number of the game you’re looking for then you’re fine, but in case if you don’t know the ID number or there are numerous games installed then you can check their ID numbers from here.
  • After learning your game’s ID, navigate to that particular folder, open it and look for a folder named ‘screenshots’ and that’s it. Simple right? The only part that might be a bit of a hassle is the game ID numbers, but if you know it then there’s nothing to worry about.
Caleb Lombardo
Caleb Lombardo
Caleb is an experienced cryptocurrency analyst, day-trader, and enthusiast. Since 2015, Caleb has been involved in various cryptocurrency projects as an advisor and executive. His passion for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology led him to the acquisition of Stackzea.