Losing Finder Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubledee, May 17, 2014.

  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    In the past on my old Mac, I could leave 8-10 Finder windows open - all pointing to different directories - and when I rebooted, they were all still were I last left them.

    Now on my new MBP with Mountain Lion, this ability seems to be gone.

    Sometimes they are there, but usually they are now.

    This is a real PITA for me, because it takes LOTS of time to have to re-surf to all of the places I need quick access to, and I expect "persistence" on any computer... :mad:

    What is wrong?


    Debbie
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    #2
    Why not use Tabs?

    EDIT: Sorry see you are using ML and I think Tabs was not until Mavericks.

    Then the next question: Why not move up to Mavericks?
     
  3. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Not at a Mac right now, but....

    Have you looked in Finder Preferences for a box to check that will reopen windows from your last session? (I also have an old OS on my Mac, but I think that is a feature you should have.)
     
  5. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    I don't see anything like that.

    It seems to me that there was something in System Preferences where you declared which apps you always want to open when you boot up. (I'm pretty sure I had Finder in there, but can't find what I'm talking about?!)

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  6. wuush macrumors member

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    apple symbol -> shut down

    () open windows from last session?
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That would be in Accounts. However, Finder will start up when you boot automatically. You don't have to give that instruction.

    I was thinking along the lines of Finder Preferences, not System Preferences, but maybe I'm off base there.

    Wish I could read the "code" in the post above.
     
  8. jamietshaw macrumors member

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    They should reopen. I’m not aware of any setting to prevent them from doing so, but maybe there’s some hidden command you can run so worth searching the internet for that.

    If your folders are in locations that are not connected at the time you log in, I think the windows still reappear but they show the "computer" view - so this doesn’t sound like your problem.

    Have a look in Console to see if there are any potentially-relevant error messages shown in there either around the time you log in, or log out.
     

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