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Sometimes, people have a hard time finding certain files on their computers. If you’re currently experiencing this issue, you surely don’t need to panic, as you’re not alone.

By default, your videos are stored on your Windows 10 account’s %UserProfile% folder (ex: “C:\Users\Smith”). Of course, you can always change this setting and select a new location where you want the files in your video folders to be saved. Yes, you can choose to save the video on your hard drive.

Where are my videos stored on the computer?

For instance, let’s say you just downloaded some videos and are wondering where they are stored on your computer. Well, finding such videos isn’t as difficult as you may have thought.

If you’ve never changed the position where your videos are stored on your Windows 10 computer, the default location to find them is in your account’s %UserProfile% folder (ex: “C:\Users\Smith”).

In Windows 11, the default location for your videos folder is in the user’s profile. You can always find the videos at C:\Users\<username>\Videos.

Search file explorer

To make things easier, you can always search for any video file in the file explorer. To start the search process, you need to open your computer’s file explorer.

Next, select the exact drive where videos were saved and then click on the search bar on the right corner of the screen.

On the search bar, enter the video file extension you’re looking for and press enter.

Here’s how to change the videos folder location on your computer

You need to understand that the locations (for Windows 10 and 11), mentioned in the previous section of this post, are default locations.

With that; it means you can always change the videos folder location manually to your preferred area on your computer. To do that, here are a few simple and direct steps that you need to take below:

  • First, go to the location (ex: “E:” ) you want to move your personal Videos folder. From there, you need to create a new folder (call it Videos).
  • In File Explorer ( Windows + E), open “This PC” and search for the videos you’re looking to move to the new folder.
  • After locating the video, right-click on it and then tap “Properties.” From there, click on the “Location” tab, and then tap on the “Move” button.
  • Next, browse to and locate the new “Videos” folder and tap on Select Folder.
  • Lastly, click on Ok and then Yes, to move the videos successfully to the new location.

Where are my gaming videos stored on my computer?

Unlike your normal videos, the location of your gaming videos is different, depending on the type of Windows you have on your computer. If you’re currently having issues locating your videos, you can try the following setups:

For Windows 11 users

  • The first thing you need is to select the Start button.
  • After that, look for the “Settings” tab and click on it.
  • On the Settings page, you need to look for and click on “Gaming.”
  • Next, look for “Captures” and click on it. Under the Captures location, find and select “Open Folder.”

That’s all about finding your gaming clips on Windows 11 computer.

However, if you’re not okay with the default location where the videos are saved, you can always change it to your preferred location. Here’s what you need to do regarding changing the location below:

  • Open File Explorer. After that, use this page to move the gaming Captures folder to any of your preferred locations on your computer.
  • After that, you can always rest assured that your gaming videos and screenshots will continue to save on the new location.

For Windows 10 users

Where gaming videos are located on Windows 11 is slightly different from that of Windows 10 computers. If you currently use a Windows 10 PC, here’s how you can locate your gaming clips below:

  • First, you need to open the Start button.
  • Next, look for and select the Settings tab.
  • After that, select “Gaming” and then tap on “Captures.”
  • On the Captures page, select “Open Folders.”

As with the Windows 11 PC, you can also use File Explorer to move your gaming videos to a new location.

Where are my YouTube videos stored on my computer?

No doubt, most YouTube videos are nothing more than viral clips that you can always do without. However, you need to understand that some of these videos are worth watching offline.

But how exactly do you locate your YouTube videos on your computer for offline use?

You need to first download the videos for example software such as using YTD Video Downloader. After successfully downloading the videos, the next thing is to locate them on your computer. By default, you’ll find the clips stored as an MP4 file in your C:\Users\[yourname]\Documents folder.

Generally, you can always change the location of your YouTube videos when using the YTD downloader. All you need is to click the folder next to “Save to,” when downloading your videos through the YTD app.

With any video downloader, it should be able to let you download it to any folder, however if you want to set a default folder, you’ll likely be able to change that in the settings.

Where are my Radeon Software videos stored on my computer?

Radeon software videos are clips recorded or captured during gameplay. To achieve these videos, you need reliable Radeon Software, such as the Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Edition.

For you to access your Radeon software videos, here are simple steps you need to take below:

  • Right-click on the Desktop app, look for AMD Radeon Software, and select it.
  • Under the Radeon software page, navigate to the top menu and select Gaming. After that, proceed and choose Media from the sub-menu.
  • From the Media gallery, you should see all the Radeon Software videos on your computer. To make things easier, the Windows directory path for these clips is C:\Users\<Username>\Videos\Radeon ReLive.

Where are my NVIDIA software videos stored on my computer?

With the NVIDIA Share app, you can always store videos of your gameplay on your computer.

To start the recording process, the first thing you need is to click the “Record” button on the app.

After that, you need to proceed and click on the “Start” tab. Alternatively, you can also press Alt+F9 on your keyboard. With these simple steps, the NVIDIA ShadowPlay or Share app will start recording until you stop.

But how do you access these recordings on your computer?

It’s pretty simple; by default, the clips will appear in a game-specific folder, which is inside your user account’s Videos folder.

Here’s a simple illustration of what I’m saying; if you’re recording your desktop, you can access the clip at C:\Users\NAME\Videos\Desktop.

Of course, you can always change the location of the videos. To do this, all you need is to click Settings > Recordings and then change the directory of the videos.