Error With Screen Capture

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pstranathan, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. pstranathan macrumors newbie

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    This worked fine until today....when I apple shift 4 to take a picture I get this error message....The attempt to take a screen capture has failed. The error is: 'Cannot write file to intended destination. Please make sure that the destination folder is writable.'

    How do I correct this?

    Thanks for anyone that can help.....PS :)
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    The default location for screen grabs taken with that keyboard shortcut are to your Desktop. Go to your user folder, and use :apple:+I on the Desktop folder. Make sure its not locked for one, and also look in the Sharing & Permissions section to verify you have read/write access.
     
  3. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    If all of that looks good, try repairing your permissions.
     
  4. pstranathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still not working

    Have tried all suggestions so far and I still get the same error.....i appreciate the help.
     
  5. pstranathan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It works

    A big thanks to everyone....I restarted the machine after doing the above items and it started working.......Thanks...PS
     
  6. malikzulqarnain macrumors newbie

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    it worked for me as well by doing this procedure.
     

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