Finder default folder can't be changed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by el_duderino, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. el_duderino macrumors newbie


    Sep 21, 2015
    I have a weird problem with my finder under OS X El Capitan: Everytime i click it opens one particular folder within my pictures folders. I changed the default folder to "Downloads" a couple times but this has no effect. Only when i right click it and hit "new window" it pulls up the right one. I have no clue how to change that and it's really annoying. Any ideas folks? Already posted that into the help subreddit. Now I need you guys!
  2. MC6800 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2016
    It might be something strange about your Downloads folder. I assume you're changing the "New Finder windows show" selection in Finder>Preferences>General. Try setting it back to your home folder.

    Do you have a nonstandard drive setup, or maybe hard-linked folders?
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Open Finder then hit command-comma to open preferences and what do you have this screen set to? If I change mine to Downloads or whatever I want a new Finder window opens in that folder.


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