Mar 11, 2016

Locating and moving Elgato Game Capture HD recordings

The location of your Elgato Game Capture HD recordings will vary depending on if you're using a Mac or PC.

Please Note:  Your recordings are kept in particular folders, in a special format.  Do not move or directly rename the contents of these folders - you may lose your recordings!  Make any changes to the names of recordings from within the Elgato Game Capture HD software.

 
PC Recordings


By default, Elgato Game Capture HD recordings are kept in the Videos folder, in a subfolder called EGC_Library.

Inside the EGC_Library, each recording is kept in a different folder that's named after that recording. 

Treat each folder as an individual unit. If you remove any files from these recording folders, or rename the folders or files, then Elgato Game Capture HD may no longer be able to access that recording.

You can change the location of the EGC_Library via the Game Capture HD Preferences window. 

 

You will have to manually move the EGC_Library to the new location before you select it in the Preferences

Restart Elgato Game Capture HD for the change to take effect.

While you can change the location of the EGC_Library, you should not rename the EGC_Library folder itself.

 
Mac Recordings


By default, Elgato Game Capture HD recordings are kept in the Movies folder, in a subfolder called Game Capture HD Library.

Inside the Game Capture HD Library, each recording is kept in a different folder that's named after that recording. 

Treat each folder as an individual unit. If you remove any files from these recording folders, or rename the folders or files, then Elgato Game Capture HD may no longer be able to access that recording.

You can change the location of the Game Capture HD Library via the Game Capture HD Preferences window. 
 

You will have to manually move the Game Capture HD Library to the new location before you select it in the Preferences

Restart Elgato Game Capture HD for the change to take effect.

While you can change the location of the Game Capture HD Library, you should not rename the Game Capture HD Library folder itself.