When I open a PDF file that was viewed days ago, Preview will open the first page.

However, when I close it and open it again right now, it will open the right (last viewed) page.

The option Start on the last viewed page was checked.

  • Can you (as user) and/or Preview.app write to the directory where your document resides?
    – Max Wyss
    Sep 13, 2015 at 13:47
  • @MaxWyss Yes, I can edit the PDF file with Preview and save it in place.
    – leetom
    Sep 13, 2015 at 16:17

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Upgrade from Yosemite to El Captain could mess up the preference files. Delete the folder /Users/{user name}/Library/Containers/com.apple.Preview to reset settings.

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