The default location for print screen in Mac is located at the user desktop. Some people dont like to save files to their desktop. Here’s the way to change default location for print screen in Mac.
To change default save location for print screen in Mac, follow the steps below:-
- Go to Finder -> Application -> Terminal
- First, type this command. Make sure you change the path to the location you want
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Full/Path/To/Folder
- Once it’s done, type this command to apply the changes.
- Done. You just change the default save location for print screen in mac os x
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It does not work on my Mac with OSX Mavericks. Does someone know how to do it now?
here how it works with me
first i made a folder in the desktop and named SCREENSHOT, open the terminal (finder>application>utilities>terminal), in the terminal type: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /users/mac/Desktop/FOLDER NAME ie. SCREENSHOT / press enter , then type: killall SystemUIServer
you can find the exact location by right clicking the folder you made then choose GET INFO, then look WHERE:
that is the location of you folder,
You have to change the username (in caps below) and then the following needs to be consistent with the directory you want to use for the screen shots. Your user name is the user name of your computer which can be found by opening finder, click on “Macintosh HD” in the top left, then users and your user name should be the top folder. If you havent named it and you have an air, for example, it will just say “air”
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/YOUR USER NAME GOES HERE/Desktop/printscreen/
Does someone know how to change the random name “picture” when i create a screen shot?
First i create a folder on my Desktop call printscreen, then i do this on the Terminal (located in App / Utilities):
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/your_user/Desktop/printscreen/
Hit enter and then:
Hit Enter again and that’s it, all your screenshot will go to this new folder…
YEAH SO NICE 😉
And very important with the last /
its not working help please
where Exactly do i put the locationin the command
my location is in a folder called Printscreen on the desktop
these prints are driving me wild help!
Make sure the line of text ends with a /.
Also make your folder a one word folder name ie. printscreen
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/macman/printscreen/
What did you do Drew as I cannot get things working? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Got it working 🙂 Ha! thanks
Hi Chua, thanks for the post. This did not work for me however, when I typed in the first line (believe the path looks correct) nothing happened, it just kicked down to the prompt again. When I type in the second line it says and I quote, “Unexpected argument killallSystemUIServer; leaving defaults unchanged.”
Using Mac OS X 1.5.8
Any advice? Thanks 🙂