By default, anytime you take a screen capture in Mac OS X it will save the screen shot file to the current users desktop.
You can adjust where Mac OS X saves a captured screenshot to any other location, here is how to do this.
- Launch Terminal and insert this command
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /path/
Replace path with your desired folder. For example, if you want to have the screen shots appear in Downloads folder, use this:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Downloads/
- For immediately effect of changes use this command:
So the next time you take a screenshot file will appear at the location you specified.
- You can change the saved screenshot location back to the default setting by specifying the desktop again:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/
- And don’t forget to apply this command for immediatly effect of changes:
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