Preview keeps opening old files

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 16, 2013
    #1
    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. macrumors 65816

    Dalton63841

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    Location:
    SEMO, USA
    #2
    It's a newer "feature" of OS X. Open Terminal and type:

    Code:
    rm -r /.DocumentRevisions-V100
    Then Open Settings and click on General. Click the box that says "Close Windows when Quitting an Application".
     
  3. macrumors member

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    HCM Vietnam
    #3
    This terminal command does not work on my 2013 RMBP with 10.8.4
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    Jun 15, 2012
    #4
    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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