Preview keeps opening old files

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by walknice, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. walknice
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2013
    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.
  2. Dalton63841
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    macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    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".
  3. tecknik1
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    macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2011
    HCM Vietnam
    This terminal command does not work on my 2013 RMBP with 10.8.4
  4. benwiggy
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    macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    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?)

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