Error With Screen Capture

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

  1. pstranathan macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    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

    Oct 9, 2008
    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

    Dec 2, 2008
    If all of that looks good, try repairing your permissions.
  4. pstranathan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2009
    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

    Feb 23, 2009
    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

    Feb 28, 2009
    it worked for me as well by doing this procedure.

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