Jim Zajkowski

macOS Screenshots during Setup Assistant

Aug 04, 2023

Did you know you can take a screenshot (cmd+shift+3/4) during Setup Assistant?

After your first login, they magically land on the desktop… but where are they stored before then?

Using Console (cmd+control+option+c), I found out that screenshots taken during Setup are stored in /var/log/SetupUserScreenshots. Probably not where anyone expected, but if you have a weird need to get them off before the first user’s desktop, now you know!