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How to Find the Game Folder for GTA 5

Finding the file location for GTA 5/V on your PC is essential for multiple things.

You can backup, mod, or add necessary files to GTA 5 if the game has issues.

By backing up the game, you can restore it to a previous state if anything goes wrong.

GTA V has a ton of mods that you can install.

But before you install a mod to the game, it’s good practice to back up your game files.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find the game folder, root directory, or file location for GTA 5/GTA V on Steam.

How to find the file location for GTA 5

GTA V File Location

How to find the file location for GTA 5

  • Go to the File Explorer.
  • Select the “C” or “E” Drive (depending on where your Steam games are located).
  • Open “SteamLibrary”.
  • Open “steamapps”.
  • Open “common”.
  • Select “Grand Theft Auto V”.

After you’ve selected “Grand Theft Auto V”, you’ll land on the directory of the game.

The directory will contain multiple files and folders like “Installers”, “update”, and more.

You can add mods or replace corrupted files.

How to find the GTA 5 game folder on Steam

GTA 5 folder

How to find the GTA 5 game folder

  1. Go to your Steam Library.
  2. Right-click “Grand Theft Auto V”.
  3. Select “Properties…”.
  4. Select “Local Files”.
  5. Select “Browse…”.

After you’ve selected “Browse”, the root directory of GTA 5 will open.

Now, you’ll be able to drag and drop mods like Script Hook inside of it.

You can also replace certain files if they are corrupted.

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