I love XtraFinder, but it seems to prevent all windows from restoring when Finder restarts (e.g., after typing killall Finder in the terminal).

I'm on Yosemite (10.10.5), and Finder restores all windows and tabs when I reboot or relaunch it without XtraFinder. However, when it boots with XtraFinder, no windows open at all (although Finder has started), and when I click on the Finder icon, it opens one window from the previous session (always the same), but not the other ones.

This happens whether or not the save open tabs when quitting Finder option in XtraFinder is enabled.

How to have the original session restore behavior with XtraFinder enabled?

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Seems, from the duration it is left unanswered, this is yet to be worked on. For the time being, as a work around, save the window with all its tabs. And reopen the same window after restart.


The problem is gone. I realized the OS X setting for restoring windows was disabled. I enabled it, and Finder windows are now restored properly (even though the XtraFinder option save open tabs when quitting Finder is disabled).

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