Exactly what the title says. Whenever I open Automator, by clicking on its icon, it keeps opening multiple files (Untitled, Untitled 2, Untitled 3). When I attempt to close them it asks me if I want to save changes for each one. This is incredibly annoying. Does anyone know how to stop this?

  • I've flagged this as a dupe because I discovered a much better way since I wrote the answer below.
    – Tetsujin
    May 24, 2023 at 7:30

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I discovered a much better way since I wrote this - see Choose which Applications re-open documents at launch

Delete the Saved State files.

  • Quit Automator.
  • Bring Finder to the front.
  • Hit Cmd ⌘ N for New Window, then Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ G for Go To...
  • Copy/paste ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.Automator.savedState
  • Delete the folder contents.

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