Change screenshot folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by urbanmojo, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. urbanmojo macrumors member

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    Jun 16, 2009
    #1
    Hi:

    Screenshots as you know are normally saved as png files to the desktop. Somehow my screenshots are getting saved to a folder named "Screenshots" somewhere deep in my data partition. I can't remember taking steps to change this location. Saving them in a folder called "Screenshots" on the Desktop is desirable (as opposed to directly on the Desktop). How do I achieve that, or, if not possible, now do I change the behavior back to saving directly on the desktop at least?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    In Terminal.app, type:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location "/Users/username/Desktop/Screenshots"
    (or whatever path you choose)​
    If you prefer a different file format, such as .jpg, type:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg​
     
  3. urbanmojo thread starter macrumors member

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    Jun 16, 2009
    #3
    The commands both ran without error but I still get a png file in the old folder. Do I need to log off or restart?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Yes, log out and back in.
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Jul 11, 2006
    #5
    You could, or just enter

    Code:
    killall SystemUIServer
    in Terminal. Then you should be OK.
     
  6. urbanmojo thread starter macrumors member

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    Jun 16, 2009
    #6
    used the killall SystemUIServer method. That worked fine.

    Thank you both.
     

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