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I'm using Lion (10.7.2). I close all applications and restart the Mac. When it starts up again, it opens windows for iPhoto, Word (to a blank doc), Address Book, and a Finder window.

None of these application are in my "Login Items" for my account.

How do I get Lion to start clean instead of opening all these apps?


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Back up your system before trying this, in case it messes anything up, but I'd recommend this procedure:

In the Finder, press ShiftG for "Go to the folder:" then type ~/Library/Saved Application State/. Delete all the folders in Saved Application State, then press Command-I to Get File Info. In the Get File Info window, check the "locked" box. This should keep applications from restoring their state.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

FYI, I reinstalled Lion and the problem is now gone.

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