So you play Minecraft and you have found something amazing. You want to be able to prove that you have found it. Well, you can just take a screenshot to show your find to all your friends. Screenshots can be taken on any machine. The trick is to know where the files are stored.
Method 1 of 3: Viewing screenshots in Windows
Step 1. Exit the game
Save and exit your Minecraft game to open your screenshot. Your screenshot will be saved on your computer in a specific file.
Step #2. Search for the folder
In Windows you can find it in
%appdata%with the search function that Windows provides. You can open it by pressing ⊞ Win+s.
You could also open 'Run' to run the search
Step 3. Go to the Roaming folder
After typing this and pressing the ↵ Enter key, you can get to the 'roaming' folder, where you will find the Minecraft folder.
Step 4. Locate the screenshot folder
Select the folder named '.minecraft'. In this folder you select the folder 'screenshots' where you can find all your screenshots.
Step 5. Select your screenshot
They will all be in the.png" />
Step 6. Use a shortcut
If you want a faster way to the screenshots folder, type in your search bar:
%appdata%\.minecraft\screenshots. This should take you directly to the folder.
Method 2 of 3: Viewing the screenshots on a Mac
Step #1. Understand how a Mac works
The process is relatively similar to Windows in locating the Minecraft folder. The only difference is the location of the map and the terminology used.
Step #2. Open Finder
To do this on a Mac, use Finder to go to: 'Macintosh HD/Users/Your username/Library/Application Support/minecraft/screenshots'. The user's library folder is hidden by default and you may need to hide the hidden folder or change the settings to see hidden folders.
Step 3. Make the file visible
If you can't see the.minecraft folder, it's hidden. To make it visible, open the 'Terminal' in Applications > Utilities. Once the file is open, type
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUEin. Terminal will then close Finder to activate the change. Some new versions of macOS use the 'YES' option instead of 'TRUE', such as:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
Step 4. Relaunch Finder
Navigate to the.minecraft folder again and proceed to the 'screenshots' folder. The folder should now be available.
Step 5. Use keyboard shortcuts
Press ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+g. Type '~/Library/Application/Support/minecraft' to get to your Minecraft folder and click on the screenshots folder. You can also type '~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/screenshots' to go directly to your screenshots.
Method 3 of 3: Viewing screenshots in Linux
Step 1. Access the home directory
All you have to do is go to your home directory ('home').
Step 2. Select the '.minecraft' folder
This should be pointed out here. If you can't see '.minecraft' in the start folder, then you haven't set up Linux to show hidden folders and files. To show them, press Ctrl+h.
The file is called ~/.minecraft/screenshots
Step #3. Find the screenshot
As with the other cases, the 'screenshots' folder will be located in the '.minecraft' folder. You should now be able to open the screenshot of your choice.