Finding your Game’s Executable and Game Directory

Each system and user setup is unique, resulting in diverse ReShade installations and behaviors.

If you’re having trouble locating your game’s executable, here’s a step-by-step guide to assist you.

Using Windows Task Manager (PREFERED)

Step 1: Accessing Task Manager

Pick one of the options below, to open Task Manager:

Option 1: Windows Taskbar

Right-click the Windows Taskbar and select “Task Manager”.

Windows 11:
Taskbar Option

Windows 10:
Taskbar Option

Option 2: Control + Alt + Delete

Press Control + Alt + Delete simultaneously, then select Task Manager.

Option 3: Control + Shift + Escape

Press Control + Shift + Escape simultaneously.

Step 2: Locating the Game’s Executable

  1. With your game running, switch to Task Manager.

  2. In the Processes tab, locate your game, right-click it, then choose Open file location.

    Windows 11:
    Find Game

    Windows 10:
    Find Game

This will highlight your game’s application in File Explorer.

Here, you can identify both the location and the specific executable of the game.

Finding the Executable through Steam

Step 1: Accessing Game Properties

  1. Open Steam and navigate to the Library tab.

  2. Right-click your desired game (e.g., ULTRAKILL) and select Properties.

    Right Click Game

Step 2: Navigating to ‘Installed Files’

  1. In the properties window, select the Installed Files tab on the left.

    Installed Files

  2. Confirm you’re on the correct page by checking for the bold Installed Files text in the middle of the window.

    Check Installed Files

Step 3: Browsing Game Files

  1. In the Installed Files section, click on the Browse... button.

    Browse Button

  2. A File Explorer window will open, showcasing the game’s files. Look for files with the .exe extension — those are the game executables.

    Find Executable

While this method shows you the game’s installation location, it may not always reveal the primary executable, especially if a game has multiple executables. It’s essential to determine the correct one.