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Mac Tip: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window

Mac Tip: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window

This Mac tip is provided by Mark Greentree and was originally posted on Mark’s blog – Everyday Mac Support. For more of Mark’s tips visit his site, follow him on Twitter, or browse his archive of posts here.


How To: Change The Open Folder When Going To A New Finder Window

Many of you would use the option in The Finder which is New Finder Window. It can be located by navigating to File > New Finder Window from the Menu Bar, or pressing Command + N on your keyboard when in the Finder.

By default the new window displayed will be your Home folder.

If you wanted it to display another folder what would you do?

Simply navigate to Finder > Preferences from the Menu Bar. You could also press Command + , (Comma) on your keyboard as shown below:

Doing this will present you with the following window:

You will notice in the middle of the window above that you have ‘New Finder Windows Show:’. If you select the drop down menu you will be given a list of alternatives to your home folder as can be seen below:

You can select a wide range of default folders or choose your own by selecting “Other”. Even folders on external drives connected to your system can be used, as can Network Attached Storage (NAS) drives.

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