This is one of the tip that you can use to remove the clutter from the desktop of your Mac. The default file save location of Screen Shots (Command+Shift+4) in Mac is on Desktop which should ideally been into a specific folder (this is what i think).

With the help of below commands you can change the location within 1 minute & without any hassel. Here are the steps:

Step1: Simply launch the Terminal and use the following syntax:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /path/


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Step2: To implement the changes effects, use

killall SystemUIServer


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