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How to Restore Default Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10

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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 game’s 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.

This tutorial will show you how to restore the default location of the Xbox Game DVR Captures folder 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)

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If you like, you could also open the Xbox app, click/tap on the Settings (gear) button on the left menu, click/tap on the Game DVR tab, and click/tap on the Open folder link under Saving captures to open your Captures folder at its current location.
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3. Right click or press and hold on an empty space in your Captures folder, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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

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

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6. If the "Captures" folder does not exist, then click/tap on Yes to create it. (see screenshot below)

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

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8. After a brief moment, your Captures folder will be restored to its default location (ex: "C:\Users\Brink\Videos\Captures").


That's it,
Shawn