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Where are Steam screenshots stored?

The VIDEO game distribution service, Steam, is the go-to place for PC gamers looking to download the latest titles.

You can also take screenshots while playing Steam games, but where are they saved? Here’s everything you need to know.

Steam users can take screenshots at any time in-game by using the correct hotkey.

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Steam users can take screenshots at any time in-game by using the correct hotkey.Photo credit: Getty

How to create a Steam screenshot

You can take a screenshot at any time while playing on Steam by pressing the F12 key.

You can choose a different hotkey for this in the in-game settings.

You will then receive a notification confirming that the image has been saved.

However, once you’ve captured your epic gaming moment, it may not be immediately obvious where to actually access it.

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Where is your memorable moment actually saved?

Where are Steam screenshots stored?

If you’re having trouble finding your pictures, don’t worry, the game isn’t over yet.

To find your screenshots, open Steam and click View from the menu.

When the screenshot uploader appears, access the View menu.

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From this drop down list you can select the title you played and find the screenshots you took.

To find out where they are stored on your PC, select “Show on disk”.

You can then see a folder with all your enjoyed snaps.

If you can’t access them through Steam, you can find out where they are stored on your computer’s file system by opening the platform’s installation directory.

On Windows this is C:Program Files (x86)Steam, for Mac it defaults to Users/(Mac username)/Library/Application Support/Steam, while on Linux the default directory is ~/.local/share/. Steam.

From here you need to find the user data directory. Locate a folder with your user ID and inside it should be a “706” folder and inside it a “remote” folder.

All games have their own ID so you can find their number online and when you open the folder you can find your pictures in the Screenshots folder.

How many screenshots can you take on Steam?

The number of screenshots you can take depends on how the file size of each screenshot varies.

Files are stored on your computer, so you can take as many as you like provided you have enough disk space.

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Steam offers 1GB of personal Steam Cloud storage, giving you plenty of room to play within the app itself.

They can then be posted to Twitter, Reddit, and Facebook, as well as your Steam community profile.

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