Borderlands 3 Save Files Location & Photo Mode Folder

Save Files Location, Photo Mode Folder

Borderlands 3, released on 13th September 2019, is the sequel to the previous Borderlands action games and is available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Developed by Gearbox Software, the game offers a standard edition as well as additional Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions.

As a role-playing game played from a first person shooter perspective, players create a character from a number of different classes to complete a number of missions and defeat enemies (in either single or multi-player mode) throughout the game. With each successful mission/ defeat, players will earn skills to add to their skill web to help them in gameplay.

The game received some fairly critical reviews with a rating of only 63% on PC Gamer and 77% on VentureBeat. Although still worth buying with some positive aspects to the game such as its multiple open world environment and diverse weapon range, it has been said to have slow pacing and low optimization.

Save File Location

Borderlands 3 is a great game. With loads of progress at stake if a save file is ever corrupted, or your computer breaks, it's definitely worth taking the time to make backups. Having access to the save files also means that you can share your saves with friends, or modify them with third party software. Find help to locate them for your operating system below.

It's important to note that if you're using a service such as Steam Cloud, they will be located in your Steam library's folder (userdata > your Steam3ID > 397540 > remote), not at one of the below paths.


On Windows, regardless of whether you're using Epic Games or Steam, your Borderlands 3 save game files will be located in this folder:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 3\Saved\SaveGames

Simply paste that path into the address bar of File Explorer and hit ENTER to go to it.


If you're playing Borderlands 3 on a Mac, you can find your save game files for both Steam and Epic Games in the following folder:

~/Library/Application Support/GearboxSoftware/OakGame/Saved

To go to that folder:

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Press COMMAND + SHIFT + G on your keyboard to open a Go window
  3. Paste ~/Library/Application Support/GearboxSoftware/OakGame/Saved into the text field
  4. Hit Go and you'll be taken to your saves folder!

Photo Mode Screenshots Folder

Screenshots taken in Borderlands 3's Photo Mode will be automatically saved to your hard drive. Note that these screenshots are not the same as Steam screenshots (taken with F12).

See where they're located for your operating system below.


On Windows, Photo Mode screenshots are saved at:

%UserProfile%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 3\Saved\Screenshots

Paste that path into the address bar of File Explorer and hit ENTER to jump to it.


On Mac, your Photo Mode screenshots will be in this folder:

~/Library/Application Support/GearboxSoftware/OakGame/Saved/Screenshots

Open up Finder, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G, paste the above path in, and hit Go to access it.