To change the location of where your screenshots save at:
1. Open Terminal
2. Copy and paste this, DO NOT RUN IT YET.
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location
If you have no other windows open, you can click and drag a folder from you desktop or another Finder window to automatically fill in the path to that folder.
Here's what I put in
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/PeterBrown/Desktop/Screenshot\ Stuff
That set the screenshot folder to a folder called "Screenshot Stuff" on my desktop. If you read that and saw the "\ " That is just a space, but when referencing a path in the terminal, you must tell it that it is a space, not a new piece of the command, or else the code will get confused.
After you have done this, it will not work until either
- You restart your computer
- Much easier: Type this command
This will end a process currently running on your computer
You may notice the icons in the top right disappear after you do this.
Everything will come back after about 5 seconds, because your mac will automatically make it run.
After everything is back, the screenshot folder will be set to the location you put in.
STEP 3: Take a screenshot. Take a screenshot of anything (CMD + Shift + 4) and see if it goes into that folder.
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