Where do Minecraft Screenshots Go? [Definitive Guide 2021]

Written By FarhanMax

While playing Minecraft, you take screenshots of some particular moment, and then you are worried that you do not find the screenshot files or folder.

If this situation is with you, then you are not alone in this case. New Minecraft players have always faced this situation. So, do not panic.

This post will show you how to find your Minecraft screenshot files or folders on different platforms within a minute.

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So, where do Minecraft screenshots go?

While capturing images in your Minecraft game, screenshots are saved in the .minecraft\screenshots folder inside your Windows system’s AppData/Roaming folder. To get this folder on windows, type %appdata% in the search bar and open the folder. Then navigate to the folder to get your screenshots.

Stay with me and follow the instructions to find out your Minecraft screenshots in your system.

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Why Do You Need To Take Screenshots In Minecraft?

You need to take screenshots because when you find something unique and incredible or do something epic in Minecraft, you want to share this moment with your friends. But, this time, you need to show them with proof.  In this case, you need to take screenshots to show them proof.

In my case, one day, I found Totem of Undying in Woodland Mansions of the Dark Forest, and I am so excited to share this moment with my friend. When I share this moment with my friend, they won’t believe me, and they want to see proof. Then I show them with proof and shut their mouth.

Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the gaming world. It is a sandbox video game, and it has revolutionized the world of multiplayer gaming. This game lets you explore the infinite world, and you can build everything you want in this game.

In Minecraft, it is tough to build something unique or find something rare and valuable resources or something that could surprise your Minecraft enthusiast friends.

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Where Is The Minecraft Screenshot Folder?

Sometimes, new players in Minecraft.do not find screenshot files or folders on their system. It is a common cause in the Minecraft community.

New players are not finding out screenshots folders because the Minecraft screenshot folder is different from the general screenshots folder location. For this reason, it is tough to find out the Minecraft folder, and it is also irritating for some players like you.

If you are also worried about to location of the Minecraft screenshot folder like other players, do not worry. It is a straightforward process to find out this folder on your system. You can find out quickly in your system by following some simple steps.

So, let’s get started on how to find out the Minecraft screenshot folder on different platforms.

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Where Do Minecraft Screenshots Go in Windows?

On Windows, your Minecraft screenshots are saved in your Minecraft setup folder. It is easy to find out your Minecraft folder within a minute. 

Here are two methods to find out your Minecraft screenshots in Windows:

1. From Search Bar

Follow these steps to find out Minecraft Screenshot folder on Windows:

  • Click on the Start menu and type %appdata% in the search bar. Or,
  • Press Windows Key + S on your keyboard to open the Windows search bar.
  • Select and open the %appdata% folder that appears on the search result.
  • Open the Roaming folder and then find the Minecraft
  • Open Screenshots folder within the Minecraft folder.open-screenshots-folder

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2. From Run Program

Another shortcut way to find out Minecraft Screenshot folder on Windows:

  • Press Windows Key + R on your keyboard to open Windows Run
  • Type %appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots and press the Enter to open the direct screenshots folder. Or,direct-screenshots-folder
  • Type %appdata% in the field and click on OK or hit the Enter
  • Open the Roaming folder and follow the same steps that will describe method 1.

Once you are within the Screenshots folder, you can see, all of your screenshots are placed here. These screenshot files are created in .png format. Now, you can create a shortcut to the folder on your desktop for easier access.

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Where can I find Minecraft Screenshots on Mac?

Minecraft supports playing their game on Mac and allows players to take screenshots, the same as the Windows version. However, for Mac users, figuring out where their screenshots go is a bit of a challenge.

Here are two easy methods to find out your Minecraft screenshots in Mac:

1. From Minecraft Game Account

In Mac, the first method to find out your screenshots is a Minecraft game account. This method is the best way to get screenshots on Mac.

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Follow the steps below to how to find screenshots from Minecraft game account:

  • Open Minecraft Launcher on your Mac or MacBook and go to the Minecraft home screen.
  • Select Options when you are on the Minecraft home screenselect-options
  • Select Resource Packs and click on Open Resource Pack For a different view of this folder, make sure you select the option with three columns.open-resource-pack
  • Click on the Screenshot folder, and here you see all of your screenshots.

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2. Directly From Finder

You can also open the screenshots folder on your mac by Finder.

Follow the steps below to how to find screenshots from Finder directly:

  • Start the Terminal app on your Mac.
  • Type defaults write com.apple. Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE command and hit the Enter to show all the hidden files on your Mac.
  • Press Command+Shift+G to open Finder and type ~/Library/Application Support/Minecraft/Screenshot folder to view your Minecraft screenshots.

Now, you can view the screenshot here or move or copy your screenshot and use it.

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Where Do Screenshots Go in Minecraft Linux

In Linux, finding out Minecraft screenshots is easy and quick. But the way is different from Windows.

Follow these steps to find screenshots in Linux:

  • Navigate and access the Home directory, then select and open your Minecraft folder.
  • Press the Ctrl+H on your keyboard to show the hidden files if you do not see the Minecraft folder.
  • Open the screenshot folder and view all of your screenshots.

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Where Do Screenshots Go in Minecraft Windows 10 Bedrock Edition

Minecraft Windows 10 edition is different from Minecraft Java edition, and this version is installed from Microsoft Store.

Follow these steps to find screenshots in Windows 10 Bedrock edition:

  • Press the Win+G key on your keyboard and open the Minecraft setting overlay.
  • Click the camera button to take a screenshot under Game Capturing.

When you click the camera button, you can see a notification appears on your screen and shows the location of the screenshot. In Windows 10, your default screenshot folder location is C:\\Users\\<your_username>\\Videos\\Captures.

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How To Take Screenshots In Minecraft

Taking screenshots in-game is very easy on all platforms. In Minecraft, there are many ways you can take screenshots. To take screenshots in Minecraft is like a traditional way when you take screenshots on your system.

However, the taking screenshots method differs as well based on the device you are using. Here I will show you how to take screenshots on different devices.

Follow the steps to know how to take screenshots on different platforms:

On Windows PC: Taking screenshots on Windows PC is always the same way. To take screenshots on Windows PC, you need to press the F2 key on your keyboard.

On Windows 10: There are various methods to take screenshots on your Windows 10 system.

The first method is Windows 10 Screen snip option on the notification panel. To take a screenshot, click on the Screen snip in the lower bottom-right corner of the notification panel and select your screen area by dragging the mouse and saving it.

Another method is using the Windows Snipping Tool. To take a screenshot using the Snipping Tool, you first need to open the tools, select the screen area you want to take, and save it.

The last and most convenient method is to press the Windows Key+ Print Screen button together on your keyboard to take a screenshot.

On Mac:  In Minecraft, press CMD+SHIFT+4 together on your keyboard to take a screenshot on Mac.

On Linux:  To take a screenshot on Linux, just press the Print Screen key.

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Final Thoughts

Taking screenshots in Minecraft is essential for players and finding these screenshots files is also important. Though it is tricky to find the Minecraft screenshot folder for new Minecraft players, you can do this within a minute or less by following my guide.

This post covers all the possible ways to find your Minecraft screenshot folder in your device like Windows, Mac, or Linux. Follow these methods and steps carefully to find your screenshots.

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