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Screen shot no longer works in Mavericks..?

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albalboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 21, 2013 1:25 PM

Hi,
Since I updated to Mavericks the cmd+shift+4 to make screen shots no longer works. I use this TONS as it easily adds specific screenshot to Desktop and from there I can email or whatever. When I take the screen shot it just does not appear anywhere....? Anywone else with same problem?
Thanks,

Alex

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • foreverloud Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to albalboy)

    Screenshots still seem to work for me.

     

    As you can see here, I took a screenshot of your post: Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 1.26.42 PM.png

    Perhaps your disk is full? Or maybe for whatever reason your screenshot is going to a different location than the desktop. For a while with Lion(I think) I had issues with screenshots not saving to the desktop but after a while it just started working again. I'm not positive what the problem is. I'm running Mavericks now and haven't had any problems with it.

  • foreverloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to albalboy)

    There may be a plist file of some sort. I'm not sure what it would be named and would have to do a little poking around in my MacBook. I checked the Grab.app and it doesn't seem to affect the use of the shortcut though so it isn't there. I will keep looking and hopefully find something, or better yet someone who knows a bit more about this solves the issue!

  • foreverloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to albalboy)

    So they're in your desktop directiory and show in Finder but they won't show on your desktop?

     

    Do you have any applications that modify the desktop or any UI views? (i.e. Flavours, etc.)

     

    Also, there is no plist file I can see. I'm assuming you've attempted a restart and re-log in to the computer. That's always a good place to start. Or you can open Terminal.app and use these two commands to restart your Finder's UI.

    killall Finder

     

    killall Dock

  • horseatwork Calculating status...
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    Feb 12, 2014 6:00 AM (in response to albalboy)

    Mine does exactly the same since upgrading to Mavericks. If I delete an item off the desktop my screenshots show up. Really strange! Anyone know of a fix?

  • Ehteshamul Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2014 5:40 AM (in response to albalboy)

    I dont know when started but suddenly I found that I am not finding my Screen shot anywhere!! This is really starange. Even I have tried to set the folder as above instruction, its not working.

  • kkao68 Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2014 8:29 AM (in response to albalboy)

    I also experiencing this issue after i upgraded to Mavericks...  screenshots are no where to be found, cant locate them in Finder and searches. I have also tried "defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Screenshots" command, still nothing... Also they are not in my Dropbox nor Documents folders. Any one got a clue?

  • ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,415 points)
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    Mar 9, 2014 8:56 AM (in response to kkao68)

    The command is

     

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

     

    assuming you have a folder called "Screenshots" in your home directory

  • kkao68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2014 8:59 AM (in response to ssls6)

    yup, have a folder called Screenshots aswell.

  • Ehteshamul Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2014 7:59 AM (in response to ssls6)

    I followed this but didnt work for me.

  • ra_beale Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2014 4:37 AM (in response to albalboy)

    I'm also having this problem, but it's only surfaced in the last week or so - a system update problem?? I find that if I go into e.g. Photoshop and browse to my Screenshots directory, the files show up; they just don't appear directly in the Finder, which seems odd. I can open in Photoshop and re-save the image to the same location, but it's a real pain. Please fix, Apple!!

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