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I don't like that Finder shows me "All My Files":

Finder sows some useless stuff

It also delays Finder start a little.

How can I make Finder start in some different place (not in "All My Flies")? Can finder start in my home directory ~ or anywhere here:


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You can change this in Finder > Preferences > General > New Finder windows show. I've set mine to my home directory, but you can also choose Other... and set a different directory

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Thanks that's exactly what I wanted. – Alex Bolotov Apr 2 '12 at 0:23
thank you for this tip, it's been driving me nuts for a while, haha! Much appreciated! – user49074 May 10 '13 at 4:47

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