macOS: Change the Default Location for macOS Screenshots


Changing the Default Screenshots Save Location

  • Create a new folder using Finder (eg. Desktop/Screenshots).
  • Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
  • Type: defaults write location then drag the newly created folder to the Terminal screen (and it will insert the file path of the folder for you). Or enter the file location manually if you know what it is (carefully check your spelling and location).
defaults write location/Users/USERNAME/Desktop/Screenshots
  • Type: killall SystemUIServer
  • All done!

Source: How To Change The Default Location For macOS Screenshots