I am using OS X 10.11.6. I wanted to increase the items listed in the "recent places" in the "save as dialog", so I followed the instruction here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5185944?tstart=0
and typed the command in the terminal:
defaults write .GlobalPreferences NSNavRecentPlacesLimit -int 12
Then I discovered that it didn't work, and instead my "recent places" is not changing anymore.
So I tried to reset by typing the below in the terminal:
defaults delete .GlobalPreferences NSNavRecentPlaces
Now the recent places is completely gone in the save as dialog. I created a new user with admin right, logged into it and also found the recent places is gone from the save as dialog.
I also tried to download OnyX for El Capitan → Parameters → General → Restore Defaults, but this didn't work either.
How can I reset the recent places back to the original?