View Full Version : Preview keeps opening old files

Jul 18, 2013, 04:45 PM
My operating system is OS X. Every time I try to open preview, it keeps trying to open a very large numbers file that I deleted off of my computer. I get the color wheel and am not able to to do anything except force quit the application. I am unable to use preview because of this.

Jul 18, 2013, 04:48 PM
It's a newer "feature" of OS X. Open Terminal and type:

rm -r /.DocumentRevisions-V100

Then Open Settings and click on General. Click the box that says "Close Windows when Quitting an Application".

Jul 18, 2013, 09:03 PM
This terminal command does not work on my 2013 RMBP with 10.8.4

Jul 19, 2013, 07:39 AM
Hold Shift while launching the app.

However, remember that Preview will open the documents it had open when you closed it. (Though it should handle deleted documents better, I would have thought. Perhaps something else is the problem?)