How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

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These are instructions on how to change the save location of screenshots on your Mac running macOS. By default Apple has screenshots save to your desktop.

Step One
Launch Terminal from the Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

Step Two
Input defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Pictures into the Terminal window changing '~/Pictures' to a folder of your choice and then press Return.
How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

Step Three
Type killall SystemUIServer into the Terminal window and press Return to make the changes immediate.
How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

Undo
To undo these changes simply follow them again using this command to change the save location: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop
How to Change Screenshot Location on Mac

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