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    Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10

    How to Move Location of Game DVR Captures Folder in Windows 10
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    04 Jun 2018
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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 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 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)

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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 Move button. (see screenshot below)

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

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

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    6. Click/tap on OK. (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 moved to your selected location (ex: "F:\Captures").


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       07 Dec 2017 #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 : 30,099
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17692
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #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

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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #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 : 10,831
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       3 Weeks Ago #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 : 11,851
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       3 Weeks Ago #5

    @essenbe is correct, look here for GameDVR settings

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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6

    thats the proble, i cant movethe captures folder because there is no captures folder to move
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7

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  • Posts : 11,851
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       3 Weeks Ago #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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  •    3 Weeks Ago #9

    There is a captures folder, and yes i do
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