The best way to Copy Screenshots From Oculus Quest 2 to a PC or Mac

The Oculus Quest 2 headsetMeta

When you need to transfer Oculus Quest 2 screenshots to your Windows PC or Mac, the method doesn’t seem obvious, but it’s actually pretty simple. All you need for a PC is the right USB cable. On a Mac, you’ll also need to use a free utility. That’s how it’s done.

Requirements and first steps

When you take a screenshot on the Oculus Quest or Quest 2, your VR headset saves them as 1024 × 1024 JPEG image files in a special folder on your Quest device. You can copy them in a similar way to copying files from an Android smartphone.

Before you begin, make sure you have a USB-C cable that matches the USB port type on your Mac or PC. If your computer only has USB-A ports, you’ll need a USB-C to USB-A data cable. If your computer only has USB-C ports, you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C data cable.

If you’re using a Mac, you’ll also need Google’s free Android File Transfer utility. Download and install it now. Windows PC owners do not need to use a utility.

Once you have the cable ready, turn on your Oculus Quest 2 headset and log into your PC or Mac. Use the USB-C port on the side of the Quest headset, connect the USB data cable between the Quest 2 and your computer, then put on the Quest 2 headset.

The Quest 2's USB-C port.

On the Quest screen, you will see a message titled “Allow Access to Data” that warns, “The connected device can access files on this headset.” Use hand tracking or a Quest controller to select “Allow”.

On the

Next, take off your headset and see the appropriate section below for transferring instructions for Windows PCs or Macs.

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How to Transfer Quest Screenshots to Windows PC

To transfer screenshots from a Quest 2 to Windows (if you have already established a connection – see section above), first open the file explorer under Windows 10 or Windows 11. You will see an entry under “This PC” in your sidebar for “Quest” or “Quest 2”. Or you open “This PC” and you will see the quest in the “Devices and drives” category.

You can see the quest in your

Open the quest by double-clicking the drive icon, then navigate to the Oculus folder. Your screenshots will be saved in a folder called “Screenshots”. Click and drag the Screenshots folder to your desktop to transfer them all, or copy and paste individual screenshots wherever you want.

When you have finished copying, you can optionally delete the screenshots using the file explorer in the Oculus Screenshots folder on your device. Finally, unplug your Quest from your PC and you can use your Quest as normal.

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How to Transfer Oculus Quest Screenshots to Mac

To transfer screenshots from an Oculus Quest 2 to a Mac (which you linked to the instructions above), first open the Android File Transfer app on your Mac – if it didn’t open automatically when you connected your Quest.

When it opens, it will list many folders. Double-click the folder entry “Oculus” in the list.

In Android File Transfer, open the

After you open the Oculus folder, drag the Screenshots folder to a different location on your Mac, such as: B. your desktop or another folder. This will copy all of the screenshots from your quest to this location.

If necessary, you can also open the Oculus / Screenshots folder and copy out individual images. When you’re done, unplug your Quest 2 from your Mac and you’re good to go. Have fun playing!

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