Problem taking sceenshots.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raubrey133, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. raubrey133 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    so i have a macbook pro and i have os x lion and i have the recent updates. but i can't seem to take screenshots, when i hit either ctrl, command, shift and 4 or 3 it makes the sound but it doesn't save the picture. any suggestions to fix this?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If it makes the sound, it's taking the pic. You may not know where it's putting them, however. Have you looked in your Desktop, Downloads and Document folders? Also, you can use Finder to search for any image files created in the past day, which should find them, wherever they are.

    To change the default folder for screencap images, type the following in
    defaults write location /Users/username/Desktop/ (or whatever path you prefer)
    killall SystemUIServer​

    Or you can install Secrets preference pane to select your default screencap folder.

    Taking Screenshots in Mac OS X
  3. raubrey133 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012

    it worked, thanks a lot for the help. i figured out what i was doing wrong.
  4. iforbes macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    In the interest of helping others down the line, care to share?

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