Finder closing on shutdown

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  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502

    Texas_Toast

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    I tend to have 5-6 instances of Finder open so I can easily navigate to various files I use regularly. (See http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/need-better-workflow-to-organize-my-files.1981374/)

    I just upgraded to El Capitan, and whenever I shut down - usually once a week - when I start back up, all of my Finder instances are closed.

    Why is that?

    On my first Mac which ran Leopard/Snow Leopard/Mountain Lion I never had this issue.

    It is annoying and a pain to have to open everything back up again.
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Go to the Apple Menu and choose Log Out. You should get a dialogue box with a check box to "re-open windows when logged back in." Check the box. Log out and back in and your finder windows should now re-open automatically. This change should be persistent.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    To clarify, do you mean 5-6 Finder windows? Because if you've somehow launched the Finder app manually 5-6 times using some unusual method, then that's not how the system is designed to work and I wouldn't expect normal behavior in that case.
     
  4. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    5-6 windows in Finder.
     
  5. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502

    Texas_Toast

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    That box is already checked.
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    So why are all windows that I have open in Finder closing when I shut down?
     

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