How to Change Screenshot Default Saved Path on MacBook, Mac Using Terminal Command

Last Updated on Nov 26, 2020Tips for change screenshot default saved path in Mac OS X, taking a screenshot in Mac is damn easy.You can capture a full screenshot in Mac, and if you want to take specific area screenshot in Mac, then both things are very easy for you. But after taking a screenshot you have to require it, where to save it in your Mac. For, full Screenshot press command + shift + 3 Key of your Mac keyboard and For, take specific area screenshot, then press command + shift + 4 of your keypad. now learn beneath how to change screenshot default saved path On Mac Running macOS Catalina, Mojave, OS X Sierra, EI Capitan or Yosemite (10.10).

Without Terminal command we can also change Default saved location for Screenshot or Screen recording on Mac. read these two methods to change the screenshot location on Mac.

Step for How to Change Screenshot Default Saved Path On MacBook, Mac

change auto save Screenshot on MacOS Sierra (1)

Step #1: First of all open Spotlight in your Mac at the top and right side menu bar for Search App Terminal, Type in to search box, you can see it in the below image.

Step #2: Now, Open Terminal and text the following Command which, you can see also in the picture. if Picture is not showing on the finder sidebar then enable it from finder preferences. Open Finder on Mac, Click on the Finder menu from the top and select Preferences.

Finder Preferences on Mac

  • Next, select the Picture option that will see on the finder sidebar.

    How to Show picture folder on Finder Sidebar

    How to Show picture folder on Finder Sidebar

First Create, Same name Folder (Change Folder Style) where you want save screenshot directly in your Mac.

Create Folder before you set path from auto save Mac Screenshot to the location

Open Terminal and Type below command one by one,

Open terminal from spotlight search on Mac (1)

Type Command: –

defaults write location ~/pictures/screenshot  

Command for change save screenshot path on Mac (1)

If you want save a screenshot on another location then create a folder there and made changes in command as well.

Step #3: Change screenshot default path in Mac OS x, now you need text command to apply path change, your Choice location (Folder). Text command: –  

killall SystemUIserver

That’s it (Works for change screenshot location mac sierra). Now you will get screenshot at your set location folder, before capture screenshot make one Screenshot name folder for special put screenshot in your Mac, after that whenever you have to need you will find it easily from that folder. Okay, it saves successfully now in your new folder or your already existing folder which you set in path.

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