Finder window opens a weird location

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  1. macrumorsprofile macrumors newbie

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    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

    Nermal

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    #2
    Try changing the default to a different folder and see whether it makes any difference.
     
  3. macrumorsprofile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks. I just tried again. It sadly doesnt make any difference.
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Delete the folder "com.apple.finder.savedState" 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:
    Code:
    defaults delete com.apple.finder; defaults delete com.apple.sidebarlists; killall Finder
     

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