Windows 10 comes with a built-in tool for recording videos of computer games. It’s all part of the package found in the Game Bar which is part of the Xbox app and Game DVR feature.
When you record a video from a game, it is saved as a .mp4 file, while screenshots get saved as .png files (each the most common form of their variety).
By default, these saved files end up in the “Captures” folder in File Explorer which can be found from the C:\Users\Username\Videos path. However, you can also change this default location, so your saved games end up in a different folder of your choice. You can change the location so that the end folder is a different name or create another “Captures” folder elsewhere on your hard drive so you’re still keeping the Captures folder by changing its path. To achieve that all you’d need to do is create another folder at your desired destination and then call it “Captures” again.
This tutorial demonstrates how you can change the default save location for the Game DVR Captures folder.
How to Change Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10
1. Open the Settings application and then click on the Gaming icon from the main Windows Settings menu.
2. Click on Game DVR from the left side of the window and then click on the Open folder button in the right side of he same window. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
3. You’ll automatically be opened up in the existing Captures folder and if you don’t have any videos saves yet the folder will be empty. Using an empty space within the folder, right-click on the background and then select Properties from the context menu. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
4. Click on the Location tab from the Captures Properties dialog and then click on the Move button.
5. Choose the new location that you want to use (it’s here where you want to create a new Captures folder if you just wanted to move the location of the Captures folder) and then click on the Select Folder button. (click to enlarge screenshot below)
6. Once the new location path is visible, click on the OK button.
7. Confirm you definitely want to move the folder by clicking on the Yes button.
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