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I have a VMWare image of a mac OSX 10.6.8 (fully updated).
When I click Command+Shift+3 it makes a camera shutter sound, but no screen-capture is saved anywhere that I can find.

When running:

defaults read com.apple.screencapture location

it returns

/Users/admin/Pictures/Captures

This folder exists and is empty.
Also executed

chmod 777 /Users/admin/Pictures/Captures

Any ideas anyone?

Could this be related to the VMWare screen resolution (Size) of this MAC? (currently set to 1348x1391)

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You're not supposed to virtualize this version of OS X per the license. What is your host system? What is your virtualization environment? –  slhck Nov 12 '12 at 13:12
    
thanks, I was not aware of that. looks like I will have to get a real mac :( –  epeleg Nov 13 '12 at 10:30

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I have confirmed this running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VMware 5.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.3 on a rMBP. Screen capture does not work when using the keyboard shortcuts nor does it work when using the screencapture command line utility.

A workaround is to move your cursor outside the guest VM window and fire Cmd-Opt-4, then space bar, hover over the VM window, and click to screen capture the VM window. I find Cmd-Opt-4 is almost always preferable to 3.

Interestingly, screen capture works fine for me when running 10.7.5 within VMware. I needed to run Office X in order to run Entourage X. Office X requires Rosetta so I had to run 10.6. From there I was able to diagnose that the only version of SSL that Entourage X supports is SMTPS.

Running Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 Server under VMware is permissible under Apple's licensing. They are both presented as valid options when creating a new VM with VMware Fusion 4 and 5 (and perhaps prior too). A 10-user OS X server license can be had for under $50 on eBay. For a few cents more you can get an Xserve included with the license.

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