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I just installed OS 10.8 on my Mac (yes, I know I'm getting in late in the game.) An annoying thing I've discovered is that, whenever I restart the computer, it closes all the windows I have open in the finder, which is extremely annoying as I often have a large number of windows open to help me keep track of what I've been working on that day and need to back up. I check the "Reopen windows when logging back in" on the restart command, but, as far as I can tell, it just reopens my applications, which isn't really what I'm looking for. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Worked in 10.7? –  Undo Jun 2 '13 at 23:15
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Try unchecking System Preferences > General > Close windows when quitting an application. 10.7 restored the state of applications by default but 10.8 doesn't.

This enables restoring state in just Finder:

defaults write com.apple.Finder NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool true
killall Finder
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Thanks, but I'm not sure how to implement the second part of your answer. I assume it's some sort of coding language. Where would I enter it into the system? –  third_aardvark Jun 3 '13 at 13:38
    
Just paste it to Terminal. You can find bundle identifiers of other applications with something like osascript -e 'id of app "Safari"'. –  Lauri Ranta Jun 3 '13 at 14:39
    
OK, thanks. It worked like a charm. –  third_aardvark Jun 4 '13 at 22:28
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