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    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Gaming
    07 Sep 2020
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    How to Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10


    The Game bar is a Xbox app Game DVR feature that lets you record and share game clips and screenshots in Windows 10. However, you can also use the Game bar to record, take screenshots, and broadcast any app and game in Windows 10.

    Recorded videos are saved as a .mp4 file, and screenshots are saved as a .png file. Each video and screenshot is identified with the games title and metadata that shows when the image was captured.

    By default, the captures are saved to your C:\Users\<username>\Videos folder, in a folder called Captures. If you like, you can move the Captures folder to another location if you don't want them saved to your C: drive.

    See also: Where are my game clips and screenshots saved in Windows 10? | Microsoft Support

    This tutorial will show you how to move the default location of the Xbox Game DVR Captures folder to where you want for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Gaming icon.

    2 Click/tap on Game DVR on the left side, and click/tap on the Open folder button on the right side to open your Captures folder at its current location. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-game_dvr_settings.jpg

    If you like, you could also open the Game Bar (Win+G), click/tap on the Show all captures link in the Captures widget, and click/tap on the Open in File Explorer icon (folder) in the Gallery widget to open your Captures folder at its current location.
    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-game_bar.png


    3 Right click or press and hold on an empty space in your Captures folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-move_game_dvr_captures_folder-2.jpg

    4 Click/tap on the Location tab, and click/tap on the Move button. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-move_game_dvr_captures_folder-3.png

    5 Browse to and select the folder (ex: Captures) at the location (ex: F: drive) you want to move the Captures folder to, and click/tap on Select Folder. (see screenshot below)

    If the folder (ex: Captures) you want to use as the Captures folder is not already at this location (ex: F: drive), then you will need to create a new folder (ex: Captures) to select before clicking on the Select Folder button.

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-move_game_dvr_captures_folder-4.jpg

    6 Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-move_game_dvr_captures_folder-5.png

    7 Click/tap on Yes to move all files from the old location to the new location. (see screenshot below)

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-move_game_dvr_captures_folder-6.png

    8 After a brief moment, your Captures folder will be moved to your selected location (ex: "F:\Captures").


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #1

    There must be a way to switch from Captures to its parent folder which is Videos, via registry only in a reg or bat file, am I right, any chance to post it?
    I want to remove Captures folder permanently afterwards :)
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  2. Posts : 64,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    If it helps some, the registry key below stores the full path location of the "Captures" folder in the {EDC0FE71-98D8-4F4A-B920-C8DC133CB165} expandable string value, but you can't move the folder's location by simply just changing the path for this value. This string value doesn't show up in the registry until after you moved the folder at least once.

    You really need to use the method in this tutorial to change the location instead to properly do it.

    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-captures.jpg
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #3

    Game DVR saving captures to AppData\Local\Temp instead of Captures


    My GameDVR is saving new clips and screenshots to C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Temp, making it so i cant change location due to the absence of the Captures folder, is there a way to correct this like some value buried in RegEdit or something
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  4. Posts : 12,777
    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    Hello monkeydude and welcome to the forums. I don't know about your GameDVR, but there is usually an option in the software used for the captures, to change the temp location as well as the video save location. I know that is the same location GeForce Experience uses for temp files, but it can be changed to wherever you want it to be.
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  5. Posts : 16,392
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #5

    @essenbe is correct, look here for GameDVR settings

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-game-dvr-settings.png

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  6. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #6

    thats the proble, i cant movethe captures folder because there is no captures folder to move
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #7

    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10-capturew.png
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  8. Posts : 16,392
    Windows 11 Pro X64
       #8

    Use file explorer, go to this pc?>Videos if captures isnt there, right click and make new folder naming it captures

    Do you have recording set to enabled?
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  9. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #9

    There is a captures folder, and yes i do
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