On opening a Finder window on Mac, you will be taken to “All My Files” as default wahich shows a huge amount of (confusing) stuff.

But in Mac OS X you can easy choose which folder to open as default when you open Finder, and by choosing a folder you use much you can save time and make it easier for yourself at the same time.

 

 

Here is how you change the default Finder directory: 

1. Click on your Desktop to make sure you have the Finder selected as the active application.
Click on “Finder” in the menu bar and select “Preferences”

01-Finder-menu
2. Select the menu under “New Finder windows show:” and select one of the presets.
The presets include Desktop, Computer, Hard Drive, Home and Documents

02-Finder-prefrences

3. To select a different folder or directory that is not included in the pop up list, select “Other…”
choose the folder you want to have as a standard acn click “Choose” 

03-Finder-choose-folder

 

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