Restore Finder options to default?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Forkjulle, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Forkjulle macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've tweaked and changed settings in Finder and want to restore them to default again.

    For example, I've changed icon sizes and font sizes and spacing etc, in a bunch of Finder views. Is there a quick way to return everything to its default configuration?
     
  2. Bruno09, Apr 24, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015

    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    you can do this by deleting the preferences files.

    In Finder : click on the "Go" menu, press the Alt key to reveal the Library.

    Select Library, go to the Preferences folder.

    Delete all the files that have "com.apple.finder.plist" in their name.

    Restart the Mac.

    The Finder will revert to the default settings.

    See also : http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1614050

    Finder / Cmd + j

    Press the Alt key, and click the "Restore to defaults" in the bottom of the window.
     

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