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Change the Default Save Location of Screenshots in macOS

Change the Default Save Location of Screenshots in macOS

The Screenshot is an important part of our daily work life. As a blogger, I capture lots of screenshots to put in different tutorial articles. In the macOS, all the screenshots by default go to the desktop. The macOS also saves all screenshots in PNG format. If you want to change the screenshot file format, you can read our previous guide on how to Change macOS Screenshot File Format. Now if you want all screenshots to be saved in a specific folder other than desktop, you can change this. If you are not sure how to do this, this guide will help you.

Also see: How to Take Screenshots in Mac

In this article, I will tell you how to change the default save location of screenshots in macOS. Changing the location was once really difficult and one needed to use terminal for this. Now with macOS Mojave, Apple has made it easier.

Press Cmd + Shift + 5, then look for the horizontal menu bar just below the screen capture area. Are, click the Options. You see the option for where screenshots are saved. By default, the desktop is checked.

Change the Default Save Location of Screenshots in macOS

You can select the Documents or any other specific location you want. Select Other Location and then select any specific folder where you want all screenshots to go.

I have created a screenshot folder and all my screenshots go there. You can also manage your screenshots in the same way and keep the desktop clean.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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