I've already looked in 2 places.

I looked in my user folder: /Users/MYUSERNAME/Library/Screen Savers - which was empty.

(where MYUSERNAME is my user name)

I also looked in /Library/Screen Savers/Default Collections and found images, but not the actual Screensaver configuration file itself (a .saver file, I believe): 1-National Geographic 2-Aerial 3-Cosmos 4-Nature Patterns

  • But this folder only has the photos and not the Screensaver files themselves (.saver I think).

I'm particularly interested in using the Classic screen saver for the general login screen (i.e. the initial overall general start up screen where the user(s) are displayed when left unattended, not for a particular user). Once I know where this is located, I will set it to run at the login screen (for when the machine is left unattended). I believe I can set it with this guide: http://osxdaily.com/2014/03/07/set-screen-saver-login-window-mac-os-x/ (but I first of all need to know where to find the .saver file, hence my question)

  • It quite clearly says they're in /System/Library/Screen Savers/Why don't you look in there? – Tetsujin Jan 4 '16 at 12:54
  • There are three possible locations: /Macintosh HD/System/Library/ScreenSavers, /Macintosh HD/Library/ScreenSavers, and /Macintosh HD/Users/[your_username]/Library/ScreenSavers. – IconDaemon Jan 4 '16 at 13:00
  • I'll do a search on terminal, with sudo find /* | grep *.saver. I'll get back to you on this in a minute. UPDATE: Forgot I don't have admin access on the computer I'm using right now, can't search all directories. Someone else can do this, though. I can look this up when I get home. – Flare Cat Jan 4 '16 at 13:15
  • @IconDaemon & FlareCat... The main reason I quite tersely pointed out where they actually are is because a) only user-additions would be anywhere else & b) they're not all called .saver – Tetsujin Jan 4 '16 at 15:20
  • Tetsujin - I have looked in /System/Library/Screen Savers/ - not all the Screen Savers available in Settings are in there, but these ones are: Arabesque.qtz Flurry.saver Shell.saver iTunes Artwork.saver FloatingMessage.saver Random.saver Word of the Day.qtz – therobyouknow Jan 4 '16 at 15:35

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