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I was recording my screen whilst giving a presentation. Instead of stopping the recording cleanly I closed the lid of my laptop. Later, when I opened it again, the recording had stopped, but there was no sign of the resulting file. Can anyone tell me where the recording may be stored on disk so I can recover it?

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Although the recording did stop when closing the lid, it does not mean that the recording is saved.

If it is, by Command clicking on the file's name, the full path where you can find it will be displayed.

The default storing place, of course, is under ~/Documents.

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Sorry, I should've been clearer: there's not even a movie visible. –  Nick Hawes Oct 3 '12 at 18:52
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This community thread should help anyone with this issue under OSX 10.8 http://discussions.apple.com/message/22625768

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Could you maybe cite the relevant post/text such that this answer becomes self-contained? –  Bart Arondson Aug 1 '13 at 16:08
Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone. And in this case it's even more important because the referenced thread shows several potential locations without a clear indication on the right answer. –  patrix Aug 2 '13 at 8:45
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