2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 11:00 PM by Michael Gorsline1
Michael Gorsline1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I haven't used the apple screen shot function in some time. When I take one it isn't landing in the folder I used to have it assigned to. It also isn't on the desktop. I hear it make the click sound when I use it. How can I track down where it is ending up, or at leas specify its landing spot from here out?

 

Thanks.

  • 1. Re: Where are my screen shots landing?
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,365 points)

    The default location is your Desktop, but another logical place to look would be your Pictures folder. If it's not there check Downloads and Documents.

     

    It must be somewhere.

     

    To specify the location you want use Terminal:

     

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location (type your fully qualified location and press the return key.)

     

    For example, to change its default location ~/Desktop/ to your Pictures folder,

     

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures/

     

    You have to log out and back in again for the change to take effect.

     

    I do not know of any other method.

  • 2. Re: Where are my screen shots landing?
    Michael Gorsline1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks John. I think you're right other than third party apps that do it.