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How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck

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Taking screenshots on Steam is a great way to capture and share your gaming moments with friends and the community.

Steam Deck offers a built-in screenshot feature that allows you to take screenshots of your games effortlessly and quickly. And we know that as gamers how important it is to keep a track record of our gameplay and Steam Deck allows you to do this in simple steps.

This guide will walk you through the process of taking screenshots on Steam Deck and show you how to access and manage your screenshots.

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Taking Screenshots on Steam Deck

With Steam Deck, players have the ability to capture screenshots at any point while their device is turned on. This feature can be useful for preserving a significant moment in the game or for capturing an image of the game’s menu or option.

Just follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the Steam button on the front of the Steam DeckHow To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  2. Locate the R1 button on the right-hand shoulder of the deviceHow To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  3. Now Press and hold the Steam and R1 button together
  4. The Steam Deck will notify the user at the bottom right-hand side of the screen that a screenshot has been capturedHow To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck

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How to Find and Upload Screenshots on Steam Deck?

If you prefer not to navigate through system folders, you can easily access, upload and delete your Steam Deck screenshots at any time using SteamOS:

  1. You can now access the Media gallery by pressing the Steam button and selecting the Media option​​How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  2. This screen will show all of the user’s screenshots
  3. Press R1 to navigate to All and find your screenshot
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  4. To upload the screenshot you need to select your screenshot and press the Options button (the one with three lines on).
  5. Select Upload
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck

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How to make Screenshots Public on Steam Deck?

So, if you want to share your screenshots with people other than your friends, then here’s how to make your screenshots public:

  1. Access the Media gallery by pressing the Steam button and selecting the Media option
  2. Navigate to the Private tab
  3. Select your screenshot and press the Options button (the one with three lines on)
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  4. Select Change visibility > Make Public
    make public
  5. You have to do this individually to every screenshot right now, but once public, you can actually share them on social media or save them to another PC.

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How To Take Better Quality Screenshots on Steam Deck?

Whenever you take a screenshot on Steam Deck or any Steam game you get a low-resolution copy by default so if you want a high-quality one then follow the steps below:

  1. Hold the Steam Deck power button to bring up the power menu.How to Install the Epic Games Launcher on Steam Deck
  2. Then select Switch to Desktop to switch over to the Linux desktop.How to Install the Epic Games Launcher on Steam Deck
  3. Make sure the desktop version of Steam is running
  4. Head to in-game settings in desktop mode
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  5. Select In-Game > Tick box Save an uncompressed copy
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  6. Now select any folder you want your screenshots to be saved.
  7. Now switch back to Game mode and take a screenshot of the game you want
  8. After taking the screenshot switch to desktop mode and head to the Dolphin file manager
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  9. Now go into the folder which you selected before to save them

Where can I find all of my Screenshots in Steam Deck?

So, if you are so eager to know where all of your screenshots are stored in Steam Deck then follow the steps below:

  1. After switching your Steam Deck into Desktop mode head to the Dolphin file manager
  2. Click the “Open Menu” button in the top-right corner, and check “Show Hidden Files
    How To Take and Find Hidden Screenshots on Steam Deck
  3. Then, just follow this path Home > .local > share > Steam > userdata > [Your Steam account ID] >760 > remote
  4. The screenshot folders for individual games will be named by their app ID, not by the actual game name
  5. So, it might take a while if you are looking for the right screenshot

We hope you found this guide helpful and do let us know how was your experience while taking screenshots on Deck in the comments section below

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Zul is an avid gamer with a passion for RPG and racing games. He enjoys playing games like Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto 5 and is also skilled at fixing errors and crashes to enhance the gaming experience. Zul stays up-to-date with the latest gaming news and enjoys sharing his knowledge through writing gaming guides and articles. Follow him on Twitter

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