Save Game Location, Screenshot Folder
Stellaris is a 4X strategy game set in the future within an outer space Galaxy, where players have the option to either use a pre-created empires or customize their own. With the end goal of creating the most powerful empire in the Galaxy, players can determine their fate by deciding how they want to approach the different gameplay scenarios. Will they destroy other civilizations or help create them?
Run on Clausewitz Engine, Stellaris was first published by Bethesda Softworks in May 2016 on Windows, OS X & Linux and was later made available on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One in February 2019. The game is currently available in both single-player and multi player modes.
Stellaris has received positive reviews, with a rating of 9/10 from users on Steam, where players have spoken highly of its science fiction appeal and extensive customization freedom.
Stellaris Save Game Files Location
Depending on how you installed Stellaris (via Steam or Paradox Launcher), and the operating system you're using, your save games will be in a different path. Find help for your setup below.
If you're playing Stellaris on Windows via Steam, your save files will be in this folder:
%UserProfile%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\save games
R, paste the above path into the text field and hit
OK to quickly open up that folder.
Paradox Launcher versions of Stellaris on Windows have save files at the following path:
%UserProfile%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris Plaza\save games
If you're playing Stellaris on a Mac via the Steam client, your game save files will be in this folder:
~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/save games
Stellaris installations via the Paradox Launcher on Mac will have their game saves at this path:
~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris Plaza/save games
Stellaris on Steam on Linux operating systems saves game files in this folder:
~/.steam/steam/userdata/YOUR STEAM3 ID/281990/remote/save games
If you're playing Stellaris via the Paradox Launcher on a Linux-based operating system, your save files will be at:
~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris Plaza/save games
Stellaris Screenshot Folder
In Stellaris, you can take a screenshot by pressing the
F11 key. After taking a screenshot, it'll be saved into this folder:
Note that the above path is for screenshots taken via Stellaris (via
F11), not via Steam, which is the
F12 key. If you used
F12, you took a Steam screenshot (not a Stellaris one), see this guide to locate Steam screenshots instead.
Screenshots taken via Stellaris on Macs will be saved in this folder:
For screenshots taken via Steam (
F12 key) see our how to find Steam game screenshots guide instead.
Stellaris Mods Folder
On Windows, the Stellaris mods folder can be found at:
%UserProfile%\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris Plaza\mod
On Macs, you should place (and can find) your mods in this folder:
~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris Plaza/mod
Linux devices have their mods folder at:
~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris Plaza/mod