Finder window opens a weird location

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by macrumorsprofile, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. macrumorsprofile macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2015
    Hi all. My Finder window has begun opening the folder "Saved Application State" every time I launch. I had it open to fix a problem with a hanging Preview. Now every time I open a new Finder window it
    1. pops up a location I didn't set it to
    2. pops up in a very small size.

    Please see my settings in the pictures.

    Thanks so much.

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  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Try changing the default to a different folder and see whether it makes any difference.
  3. macrumorsprofile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2015
    Thanks. I just tried again. It sadly doesnt make any difference.
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Delete the folder "" in the Saved Application State folder (see your screenshot), press command + option + W to close all Finder windows, then hold down the option key and right-click on the Finder icon in the Dock and then select relaunch.

    If that doesn't work, maybe you should consider a reset of Finder. You can do this with this Terminal command:
    defaults delete; defaults delete; killall Finder

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