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I have changed the language from my MacOS system and now it won't save the screenshots anymore. Is there a way to fix it?


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We need bit more information! – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 5:22
Did you change your keyboard layout ? What system ect... – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 5:22
Are you taking screenshots using keyboard shortcuts? – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 5:24
Yes, cmd+shift+ctrl+[3-4], they won't save on desktop. I changed the language while I had Snow Leopard, and they stopped working, now I have Mountain Lion and the problem continues… – Werner Jul 2 '13 at 17:05
Please tell what language did you choose? What I am thinking is you keyboard layout is now different. – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 17:49
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Changing the Language could lead to screen shot not finding the right location to save to.

So I would recommend to change the output, = save location for the keyboard short cut.

There are few ways to do this one of them is in Terminal.

For example, if I want to have the screenshots appear in my Pictures folder, I would use:

defaults write location ~/Pictures/

To have the changes take effect, you then must type:

killall SystemUIServer

You can change the saved screenshot location back to the default setting by specifying the desktop again:

defaults write location ~/Desktop/

Again, you’d need to kill SystemUIServer for changes to take effect.

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I can't even upvote your comments and your answer… sometimes it's really annoying to have this low points account. Thanks for complementing with a deeper answer. – Werner Jul 2 '13 at 18:27
Don't worry about up voting, you will gather points fast the way you are proceeding :), there u go just got 10 up for your answer .) – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 18:29
I usually don't get too many points because I normally find the answer for my questions before I ask them over here. Two more and I can up vote haha xD. But I'll stop with the off-topic… if there were a message system it would be better… – Werner Jul 2 '13 at 18:38
You can always ask a question and then answer it your self :) If it is a good answer you might get points :) – Buscar웃 Jul 2 '13 at 18:48

I fixed this issue updating the output folder with the following commands on the terminal:

defaults write location ~/Desktop
killall SystemUIServer
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