When I press +T or +N in Finder to open a new tab or window, for some reason it always starts in this folder:


I know on other macOS systems it typically opens in the user's Home folder.

It makes no difference whether I already have other windows or tabs open, or if I close everything and then open a fresh new window, the above always happens.

Is there some way I can change this? Is there a configuration setting somewhere for a default folder for any new Finder window?

P.S. I'm using macOS High Sierra 10.13.6.

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Finder menu > Preferences... or Cmd ⌘ [comma] , > General

New Finder windows show:

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  • Thanks! Typically one of those "how could I have missed that" things :) (I did look in Preferences but somehow overlooked this option)
    – RocketNuts
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 10:18

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