Where are my Screenshots?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by odinsride, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    #1
    For some reason my screenshots are no longer showing up on my desktop, or anywhere on my computer that I can find. When I press Command + Shift + 3 or 4 I can hear the snap sound but it doesn't appear on my desktop. I've tried Spotlight search for "Picture" but found nothing. It was working fine a few days ago, I don't know what happened. Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    CANEHDN

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    #2
    Go to the terminal and type
    screencapture -i ~/Desktop/test.png

    It'll enable the cmd+shift+4. See if that works.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    #3
    And the ugly results...

    Code:
    screencapture -i ~/Desktop/test.png
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.393 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11a750 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x9105b311 0x9105b37d 0x9105b3d1 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.394 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11b4c0 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x932e1aca 0x9105b39d 0x9105b3d1 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.395 screencapture[432:10b] *** -[NSCFString _getValue:forType:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xa02559e0
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.395 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11b0e0 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x9105b311 0x9105b37d 0x9105b411 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.396 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11b2c0 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x932e1aca 0x9105b39d 0x9105b411 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.396 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11a580 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x932e1aca 0x9105b432 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.397 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11b060 of class NSException autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x9105b462 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.397 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11a5f0 of class _NSCallStackArray autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x933304f8 0x9105426b 0x92d6b09b 0x9105b46a 0x91059a6c 0x91059b32 0x90fbeda8 0x2f5b 0x4aeb 0x544b 0x928265df 0x90fda941 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.398 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11b8c0 of class NSCFString autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x932e1aca 0x910541ee 0x92d6b09b 0x90fdab0c 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.398 screencapture[432:10b] *** _NSAutoreleaseNoPool(): Object 0x11bab0 of class NSConcreteMutableData autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking
    Stack: (0x933c928f 0x932d6962 0x932eabc0 0x932ea921 0x91054202 0x92d6b09b 0x90fdab0c 0x90fdad94 0x6ed9)
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.399 screencapture[432:10b] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '*** -[NSCFString _getValue:forType:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xa02559e0'
    2007-11-13 19:20:00.399 screencapture[432:10b] Stack: (
        2433041003,
        2463543451,
        2433070186,
        2433063532,
        2433063730,
        2432429480,
        12123,
        19179,
        21579,
        2458019295,
        2432543041,
        2432544148,
        28377
    )
    Trace/BPT trap
    
    I think this looks bad, repairing disk permissions to see if it helps
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    #4
    No luck with permissions repair. I don't know what to do at this point...
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5
    This is over a year since you posted this, but I had the same problem and did some looking online. Command + Option + Escape will bring up force quit. Select Finder and relaunch it. This solved the problem for me.
     
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    Tex-Twil

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    #6
    thumbs up for using the "search" option + helping the OP ;)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    #7
    I know this is an old thread but this just started happening to me, my screenshots are no where to be found but it does make the camera noise. I've tried relaunching finder from the force quit window but that has not helped.
     
  8. ventro, Mar 19, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2011

    macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    try an app.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    #9
    Let go the CTRL key first, then the mouse.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    #10
    Hope this helps

    What keys you pressing? Remember it's Apple-Shift-3 for Full Screen, Apple-Shift-4 for a selector and Apple-Shift-4 then SpaceBar to only do the active window.

    It always shows on the desktop. Stock it's always picture 1, picture 2, ETC.
     
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    bdodds1985

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    #11
    for whatever reason this just happened to me on mountain lion. tried everything (console command, finder relaunch, disk utility) and still no pictures anywhere. both full screen shots and select shots. the first shot i took when i noticed the issue showed up on the desktop, and non after that. its just one random thing after another since mountain lion for me.... not a happy camper and dont care much for a solution unless it involves violence right now (jk)
     
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    BigMacAttack1

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    #12
    I'm having this issue with Mountain Lion as well. I can take screen shots but have no idea where they're saving. Help?
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    #13
    Try taking the screenshot, then opening up Preview in Finder. it should be on the clipboard still and there is an option to save from there.
     
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    Dave Braine

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    #14
    Just tried that and "New from clipboard" is greyed out.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    #15


    Try clicking "Save" and save it somewhere easy to find, like the desktop. Then, you have the file to move around how you please.
     
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    Dave Braine

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    #16
    I don't have a problem with screenshots. Just saying that your tip doesn't work for me.
     
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    Bomb Bloke

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    #17
    I realise those who were having issues haven't posted in this thread for a very long time, but just to clarify: If you want your screenshots to go to the clipboard, then you need to add the Ctrl key to the screenshot combo. Cmd + Shift + 3/4 saves to the desktop, Ctrl + Cmd + Shift + 3/4 goes to the clipboard.

    Also for reference, a "permissions repair" entirely skips all your personal folders (such as your desktop). It's intended for system locations only.

    Though a permissions issue was very likely behind the original issue. Using Get Info (Cmd + I) on the Desktop folder would've likely revealed this, and allowed it to be corrected. Personally I'd've made sure the permissions on the home folder were correct, then had those applied to all child objects (using the little gear icon at the bottom of the permissions list to "apply to all enclosed items").
     
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    Dave Braine

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    #18
    Thanks for that.
     

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