How to Change the Default Destination for Screenshots in MacBook Pro


Taking a screenshot on a MacBook is a great feature which people use a lot. And since these screenshots are saved automatically on a desktop, the desktop will clutter up if you take one too many screenshots. But if you use a MacBook Pro you can change the default location of the screenshots. If you change the location to a different folder any screenshot you take will be saved in that particular folder and not on your desktop. This feature can really help save a lot of space and also reduce the task of de-cluttering your desktop. Curious as to how this can be done? Follow the steps below:

Step 1
Create a folder where the screenshots are to be stored.

Step 2
Open the ‘Launchpad’ from the menu at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3
Click on the ‘Others’ folder, and open the ‘Terminal’ app.

Step 4
Copy paste the following command on to the Terminal screen: ‘defaults write com.apple.screencapture location’.

Step 5
Drag and drop the folder created for storing the screenshots onto the Terminal window. This will add the folder directory to the next part of the code entered previously.

Step 6
Press enter and copy paste this code onto the next line: ‘killall SystemUIServer’.

Step 7
Press enter again and quit Terminal. Now take a screenshot using either of the shortcuts ‘Command + Shift + 3 or Command + Shift + 4’, and the screenshots should be directly saved in the folder specified. Keep in mind that if you are to move this folder again then this function may not work since its directory path has changes.

So, in case you do change the location of your folder make sure to repeat the steps again.
 

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