Fallout4 Game Saves File Location ( Easy Find )

There are several reasons why you would want to be able to find your save files if you are a Fallout4 payer. Among the popular reasons, one is to generate backups that prevent progress loss in case saves are lost or corrupted. These backups are doubled as saves; you can get back to it at a later date for mere nostalgia or to check how much of progress you have made in the game. Certain third-party applications that let you change your game saves also need access to the save files. That is why it is important to know where your saved files are.

But the question should not be why you would want to access your game saves. Rather, it should be how you can access them. For your operating system, you can get help below:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Fallout4

To quickly open this folder:

  1. Open the Run app, you can do this by searching for it in the start menu or hitting WINDOWS + R on your keyboard
  2. Paste the path into the text box (%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Fallout4)
  3. Hit OK

Screenshot Folder Location

In Fallout 4, you can take a screenshot by pressing the PRINT SCRN key. After taking these, they will be located in the installation folder for Fallout 4, this is usually one of the following:

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4


C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4

If that folder doesn’t exist, you probably have moved your Steam library. To out the path of your Fallout 4 installation in this case (which is where your screenshots will be), follow our guide on how to find a Steam game’s folder.

If you’re taking screenshots with the F12 key, those are Steam screenshots, which are taken via Steam, not natively through Fallout 4. See how to find Steam screenshots to locate these.

Fallout4.ini File Location

The Fallout4.ini file is a file that can be used to change settings relating to your game that aren’t available via the UI. It can be found at the following path:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Fallout4

Paste the above path into the address field at the top of File Explorer to jump to it quickly.

Note that the file might just be called Fallout4, if your Windows settings are set to not show file extensions.


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