The Game DVR is one the many features introduced for gamers in Windows 10. Using Game DVR, PC users can record games in high quality without the help of third-party utilities.
The Game DVR currently supports recording most of the games, default apps as well as apps installed from Store, and classic desktop programs. However, it cannot record all areas of the operating system. Desktop, File Explorer, for instance.
By default, Game DVR saves all recorded games in the following folder:
Where “C” is your Windows 10 installation drive and UserName is your user account name.
Windows 10 doesn’t allow you to change the default location of the folder where Game DVR clips and screenshots are saved. Gamers who often record games have been complaining that the system drive fills up fast because of this.
If the drive where Windows 10 is installed is filling up fast or running out of free space, you can move the Game DVR folder to another drive. But since Windows 10 doesn’t support changing this default Game DVR folder, you cannot move just the Game DVR folder.
Windows 10 supports moving the Videos folder (the parent folder of Captures folder where Game DVR saves clips and snapshots). You can use this provision to move the Game DVR folder to another location. In simple words, you cannot move just the Captures folder under the Videos but you can move the Videos folder.
Move Game DVR folder or Captures folder in Windows 10
Complete the given below directions to move the Game DVR or Captures folder in Windows 10 to another drive.
Step 1: Open up This PC. In the navigation pane (left-pane), right-click on the Videos folder and then click Properties. This action will open Videos Properties.
Step 2: Switch to the Location tab by clicking on the same.
Step 3: Click the Move button, browse to the location where you would like to save Game DVR clips and the Videos folder. Click Select Folder button.
Step 4: Finally, click Apply button. When you see the following confirmation dialog, click Yes button.
To restore Game DVR or Captures folder to the original location
Step 1: Right-click on the Videos folder in the File Explorer navigation pane.
Step 2: Click on the Location tab to switch to the same.
Step 3: Finally, click Restore Default button to restore the folder to its original location. Simple as that!
You might also like to read our how to move desktop, documents, downloads, pictures, and videos folders in Windows 10 guide.