How to fix "Flameshot: error: bad value in savePath"

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fix the error " Flameshot: error: bad value in savePath. Expected: existing directory"

Before we start with the tutorial, showing you how to fix this error.

Let's see why does this error happen in first place.

This error means that Flameshot couldn't save the screenshot on the directory it was meant to be saved.

Now this happens for two reasons.

Reason #1 - when you delete the directory where Flameshot saves all screenshots

Reason #2 - when you accidentally rename the directory where Flameshot saves all screenshots

These are two reasons why this error happens on Flameshot. However, fixing this error is quite easily, as all you have to do is create the directory where Flameshot should be saving screenshots.

Fix Flameshot savePath error

1) Right click over the Flameshot icon that appears on your panel

2) Go to "Configuration"

3) Once you click to "Configuration" button, you will be taken to the settings Window as shown in the image below.

4) Now, go to "General" settings window, and set the directory on Save Path. To do this, simply click to "Change" button, and select the directory where you want Flameshot to be saving screenshots you take.

5) Once you've set the save path, you can now close the settings widnow, and start using Flameshot, and screenshots should be now saved on the directory that you chose.


In this tutorial, you learned how to fix "Flameshot: error: bad value in savePath" error.