Finder opening on startup?

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  1. qwerf123 macrumors regular

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    I am finding that finder opens when I start up my Macbook and I can't find out how to turn it off.

    Does anyone know how I can stop it?

    Thanks
     
  2. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Do you mean an actual finder window? The desktop is part of finder...it always opens at startup.

    If you have a finder window opening at startup thats usually because you have a network drive as a startup item.

    Some people were saying having steam open at startup is causing the bin folder to open when you restart.

    OR, you left a finder window open when you shut down and the new resume feature starts where you left off.
     
  3. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I find the MacOS folder opens every reboot. Certain its not the resume feature.

    Would you know what this is?
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Check the login items in Preferences. What is the path to the folder? I'm not sure what the MacOS folder is. I know it is part of an application package.
     
  5. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've done that and nothing is checked yet it still does it!!!

    I called Apple care and they couldn't even help :confused:
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    What is the path to the folder? What exactly is opening? If you right click any application and choose show package contents you will eventually see MacOS, so it would be helpful if you can tell us the path to the folder that is opening.
     
  7. th3r3ds0x macrumors regular

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    I've found that Steam is doing this under Lion. Under your steam preferences uncheck the option to start steam when the system starts up and that should take care of it. I had to do this on my MacBook Pro. I'll just launch steam manually until they update it for Lion.
     
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    So the MacOS folder that the OP was speaking of has to do with Steam?
     
  9. th3r3ds0x macrumors regular

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    Yes, a finder window showing the content of "MacOS" was opening up. I figured out right away it was steam as there were steam related items in the window. I checked the contents of the Steam package and found the MacOS folder that was being opened. I disabled steam at startup and rebooted.. no more MacOS folder opening.
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Good find, I was hoping it would be something simple. The finder had to show what was opening, and the location/path of the folder should have been an easy clue.
     
  11. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats good to hear as I have Steam installed. Gonna switch it off and hope it resolves it then!!! :)
     
  12. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Did you not read that I already wrote that in my response?
     
  13. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Probably should have actually looked at whats inside of that folder! Sorry:(

    Just that this is my first Mac and still getting used to how Mac OS works
     
  14. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whoops, My Bad. Sorry must have over looked that...
     
  15. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    It's all good. Th3r3ds0x was lucky enough to be using Steam.
     
  16. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Funny thing is that now I solved that issue with Steam, another program is opening my Documents folder :mad:

    Can't wait for all software devs to release their Lion updates!
     
  17. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    The folder Documents, or another folder in it?
    Check Login Items in system preferences.
     
  18. qwerf123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, my actual documents folder.

    I've got nothing checked in my system preferences which is bizarre.

    Have a small feeling it may be MS Office as it was the latest thing I installed but dunno exactly.
     
  19. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Not sure. Check /Library/StartupItems for anything that might do it.
    Out of ideas after that. Sorry.
    Check Finder Preferences. New Finder Windows Show. Set to Desktop not Documents ?
     

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    No problem, thank you and others for the help anyway.

    Think i'll visit the Apple Genius bar if I can't work it out.
     
  21. SmokinX macrumors newbie

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    Must react to this remark: in System Preferences / Users / Login tab you'll find all auto-login items. The check means they show or hide at startup. This only works for some of the items and usually all items should be left unchecked, but that doesn't mean they don't open at startup!

    So is there any mentioning of a folder (Documents in your case) or MacOS like with your original question? Or perhaps something that's situated in your Documents folder?

    If not, there are several places where MacOS X defines startup-items, just as annoying as Windows, and therefor silly Apple hasn't made this login-window more system-wide aware so we could see all startup-items at once in one place. Since there are many places, I won't explain them all here but if you Google for "Mac OS X startup-items" you'll find plenty of tools and tips where to look.
     

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