Steam is a popular video game digital platform where you can get the latest and the most popular games. Many PC gamers can download or purchase various games on Steam. For everything that the Steam platform gets right for the gamers, it does have its shortcomings.
One thing that is a bit difficult to figure out in Steam is to find the captured screenshots on your computer. While playing a game on Steam, you can simply press F12 to take a screenshot of the current game. This will be automatically saved on your PC. But accessing it might be a problem. Where does Steam save screenshots? How to locate and access the Steam screenshot folder? If you are facing the same problems, this post can help you.
How to Find Your SteamID?
Before jumping into the methods for retrieving your screenshots you need to know how to find your SteamID as it will be used in Method 2. Follow the steps below to access your SteamID:
Step 1 – Open your Steam Client. Click on view and choose settings.
Step 2 – Go to the interface. There you will find a box that says “Display Steam URL address when available”. Check the box and save it.
Step 3 – Go to your SteamProfile and click View profile. The number found at the end of the URL is your SteamID.
There are two methods by which you can access your screenshots. They are:
Method 1- Steam Screenshot Manager
The steam client has a built-in Screenshot Manager which helps you to view all the screenshots taken in-game. Here are the detailed steps:
Step 1 – Open your Steam window. Then click on View found on the upper-left corner.
Step 2 – Choose Screenshots from the drop-down menu.
Step 3 – Now you can see all your screenshots displayed here. With this built-in Screenshot Manager, you can also upload a desired picture or delete screenshots permanently from your hard drive. By clicking the Show On Disk button, you can also access the screenshots directly via your hard drive.
Method 2- Access the Steam Screenshot folder physically
Each and every Steam gamer has his/her own screenshots folder in which all the snapped screenshots are saved physically. This folder is located where Steam is installed. Local disk C is the default location. By accessing the Steam Screenshot folder on your hard drive, you can retrieve the game screenshots. Now let’s have a look at the detailed steps.
Step 1 – On your computer, open Windows File Explorer or This PC.
Step 2 – This is where knowing your SteamID comes in. Please refer to the steps given in- How to find your SteamID and then follow the path given below. You need to change the <yourSteamID> and <app-ID> to your own.
C:\ Program files (x86) \Steam\userdata\<yourSteamID>\760\remote\<app – ID>\screenshots
Now you know how to access your Steam screenshot folder. As seen above, you can also upload and delete screenshots. So go on, click more screenshots and keep playing your favorite games on Steam.