Every time I try and take a screenshot this appears ^. I've tried looking for the location of my saved screenshots typing in commands into the terminal and my Desktop folder is unlocked (in Get Info).

This is what was on my terminal:

I typed: defaults read com.apple.screencapture location

Result: The domain/default pair of (com.apple.screencapture, location) does not exist

I typed: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop

Result: Could not write domain com.apple.screencapture; exiting

Please help!

  • Have you tried fixing permissions in Disk Utility?
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 7, 2016 at 12:38
  • What is the result of ls -l ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screencapture.plist?
    – techraf
    Aug 7, 2016 at 13:39

1 Answer 1


grep "truncating history files" /etc/* 2> /dev/null /etc/bashrc_Apple_Terminal: echo -n 'truncating history files...'

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