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WoW: Where are Screenshots Stored

You’ve taken lots of screenshots but can’t find them? Let us help.




WoW features a built-in screenshot feature to allow players to capture images of the game at any given moment.

Some players use this to record special moments they had in the game or to share information with buddies.

However, some players who have taken screenshots weren’t able to find where they are stored! If this happened to you, this guide should help you out.

How to Find Your Screenshots in WoW

Source: Official World of Warcraft Website

Before we start, let us give you a quick tip on how to take screenshots in case you don’t know.

Screenshots can be taken on Windows by pressing the Print Screen button at any time while playing. On Mac systems, you just need to press the F13 key.

Now, let’s move on to how to find these screenshots you just took.

World of Warcraft stores its screenshots in a folder aptly named “Screenshots”, next to the game’s main executable.

You can find it at the following address in the game’s installation directory: \World of Warcraft\_retail_\Screenshots

By default, the full address is as follows:

  • Windows PC – C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Screenshots
  • Mac PC – Library\Application Support\Blizzard\Warcraft\_retail_\Screenshots

If you manually changed the game’s installation directory yourself, the address will be different.

Nonetheless, the screenshots folder will always be inside the game’s installation folder, so it should be pretty easy to find.

Once you locate the folder, you should see all of the screenshots you have ever taken while playing! The file names are things like “WoWScrnShot_092411_230556”.

The numbers in the name are a timestamp in the format of Month-Day-Year and Hours-Minute-Seconds.

For example, the filename above shows that the image was taken on the 24th of September 2011 at 23:05:56.

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about WoW screenshots. You can now share your treasured memories in the game anytime, or just look at the images and reminisce.

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