Stopping a new folder opening in an already open one?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by stanw, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    I have a folder open and than I choose go > Airdrop and it opens the Airdrop window in the folder that I just had open. Now I need to go back and find that folder and re-open it. How can you open something like this or a new folder without it replacing the existing open one?

  2. richard2 macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2010
    England, United Kingdom
    You should open a new tab (command-T) before you navigate to the new location. By the way, you can navigate to the previous location by pressing command-[.
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Finder > Preferences > General, deselect "open folder in new tabs instead of new windows".

    But as richard2 said, I personally like working with tabs.

    Or can do Finder > File > New Finder Window (hot key: Command-N)

    Or select the folder going into and right-click > Open in new Tab

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