Can't change ScreenShot location

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iKnowMr.Jobs, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors 6502

    iKnowMr.Jobs

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    Oct 17, 2010
    #1
    Good Evening.
    I've been experiencing issues in regard to chaining to location of where screen shots are saved on my machine. Previously, my settings were to have screenshots saved into a "Screenshots" folder within Dropbox. I wanted to change the location of the folder to go within my Documents file that syncs via iCloud so I can view them more easily on my iPhone and iPad. I've moved all of my previous screenshots to /Documents/Screenshots and have used this terminal command:

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Documents/Screenshots

    Followed by:

    killall SystemUIServer

    This hasn't worked at all. Screenshots still save within Dropbox. I've even gone a step further and deleted the folder and ran the same terminal command again, and it just keeps creating a new "Screenshots" folder within my Dropbox. I've even tried a terminal command to move them back to the desktop (the default) and couldn't pull that off either. Any suggestions on a fix? This has been rather annoying to deal with. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iKnowMr.Jobs thread starter macrumors 6502

    iKnowMr.Jobs

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    #3
    Wow. Thank You so, so much. I totally forgot about that! I unchecked it and re-ran those terminal commands and everything works.

    Sidenote: How/Why does that checkbox override Terminal Commands?
     
  3. tmcalister macrumors newbie

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    Oct 11, 2014
    #4
    DROPBOX. MUST. CONTROL. COMPUTER.
    DROPBOX. MUST. CONTROL. COMPUTER.
    DROPBOX. MUST. CONTROL. COMPUTER.
     

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