Mac: Change print screen file location

mac, apple mac, apple computer, mac os xBy default if you perform print screen in Mac OS X, system will generate the image file at your desktop. However, some users do not like any file to be place at their desktop, and prefer the file to be stored at Pictures folder or other specific location at their own preference. Good news is that, Mac do allow you to change the print screen file path.

To change print screen file location, follow the steps below:-


  • Open your Terminal
  • Copy and paste the command below and hit “return”
    defaults write location ~/Pictures/;killall SystemUIServer

    * This command will change the default print screen file to your Pictures folders

  • You may change the location to your preference
    defaults write location ~/Desktop/your_folder/;killall SystemUIServer

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