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    saving screenshots to Desktop
    Everytime I take a screen shot it goes to Dropbox - arrgghh. This means I have to spend hours getting it out of dropbox and onto my desktop. How can I get screenshots to be saved to desktop and NOT dratted Dropbox?

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    If you are referring to the built in screen shot facility using Command Shift 4 or Command Shift 3 then the default setting is to store the resulting image on the desktop. Although it is possible to change this using the Terminal command line it cannot happen by itself. I would suggest that this maybe a Drop Box preference which you have set accidentally.
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    If you have Dropbox installed on your computer, then the file is already there, it is just in your Dropbox folder. Other than that, you can see this article, https://www.dropbox.com/help/1964
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    Last edited by Rod; 06-05-2016 at 11:47 AM.
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    Yep farrarr is corect even if you have ticked the box above the shots will still be in your DB Folder accessed from the Drop Box Menu Bar icon it looks like a tiny little folder icon nect to the globe shaped Web icon.
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    I am sure you are right that I have allowed Dropbox to override without realising it but how do I get it back to normal. Especially as I have a feeling that it used to go to the desktop and then when I set up wretched Dropbox everything went pear shaped.....And yes it is Command shift 4 that I am using.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    If you are referring to the built in screen shot facility using Command Shift 4 or Command Shift 3 then the default setting is to store the resulting image on the desktop. Although it is possible to change this using the Terminal command line it cannot happen by itself. I would suggest that this maybe a Drop Box preference which you have set accidentally.

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    I have Dropbox on the computer and in the launcher but when I click on it nothing happens, neither click, double click nor right click!

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    Go to your Applications folder and double click on Dropbox. Does this open the app?
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    OK, barring problems with your Mac OS, you could try running First Aid in the Disk Utility first just to be sure, I would uninstall Dropbox completely. You can reinstall it later. Download App Trap here; http://onnati.net/apptrap/ this will allow you to get rid of all of the connected files with any app you drag to the trash.
    After that restart and try your screen shot again. If all works fine as it should you can download DropBox again from here; https://www.dropbox.com/downloading
    I notice there is a new version. Install and try again.
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    PS this will remove all the local files in Dropbox but since you can't seem to find them that's not really a worry and after you reinstall you will be able to download them in the usual way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sprague View Post
    PS this will remove all the local files in Dropbox but since you can't seem to find them that's not really a worry and after you reinstall you will be able to download them in the usual way.
    It does not remove the Dropbox folder, only the files associated with the app.
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    Oh, thanks Bob I thought it would remove that too, you live and learn, however our OP can't seem to find the DropBox folder.
    Brabant, I am assuming you have done a search for it?
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