Can’t find my steam folder [Windows 10, Mac]

Tashreef Shareef
by Tashreef Shareef
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  • Steam allows users to change the default installation path during installation.
  • In this article, we explore how to find the Steam folder in Windows 10 and Mac.
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Find Steam installation folder

Steam is a popular game distribution and management platform. Now if something goes wrong with a game or the app, you may need to access the Steam folder.

Windows 10 by default installs all the apps in the Windows installation folder.


So, if your Windows installation is in the C drive, Windows will install the apps in the same drive as well. However, if you can’t find the Steam folder, here’s what you can do.

In this article, we explore a few ways to help you find the Steam folder in Windows 10 and Mac.

How do I find my steam folder (Omnisphere library)?

1. Use the Steam client

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  1. Launch the Steam client on your PC or Mac.
  2. Open the Library tab.
  3. Right-click on any of the installed games.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. In the Properties window, open the Local Files tab.
  6. Click the Browse Local Files button.
  7. File Explorer will open the selected game’s installation folder.
  8. In the File Explorer click the Up-arrow icon until you see the Steam folder.

Note: This method applies if you have a game installed in your Steam client. If you don’t, follow the steps described below instead.

2. Locate Steam folder from Settings

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  1. Launch the Steam client. Make sure you are not in Family View
  2. Click on Steam and select Settings.
  3. From the Settings window, open the Downloads tab.
  4. Under Content Libraries, click the Steam Library Folders.
  5. Note down the path under Folders. It should look something like this:
    C:\Program Files (x86) \Steam
  6. Open File Explorer and navigate to the same to find your Steam folder.

Alternatively, you can also find the same by accessing the Steam Music tab. Go to Steam, click Settings, and choose Music.

Note: The file path under Music Library that includes the Steam folder opens the same folder in File Explorer.

3. Install a game

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If you are still looking for a way to find the Steam folder, try installing a game.

When installing a game on Steam, you can find where the Steam is located as the game will prompt you to select an installation path.


The steps presented below will surely help you with this task:

  1. Launch the Steam client.
  2. Select any game that is free to install.
  3. Click on Play to proceed with the installation (the game will prompt you with a preference screen).
  4. Under Choose location for install, note down the default installation path for Steam.
  5. Navigate to the same installation path using File Explorer to find the Steam folder.

Finding your Steam folder can be an annoying task if you had changed the default installation folder during installation.

In this article, we have listed all the ways that you use to find the Steam folder in Windows 10 and Mac.