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My wife has just updated her OS to Mojave. She believes that prior to this update, she could close finder window, reopen it and find that all her tabs were restored. That is, she thinks that Finder was saving her "session", allowing for her to close finder, only to have that last session restored.

I am not sure about this - I do not remember this feature, although my memory is rather... what was I saying?

Anyway, if any of you have some insight/knowledge or solution I'd appreciate hearing it.

  • @Buscar웃 Great, any idea how to restore that feature with OS Mojave? – pookie Oct 22 '18 at 20:17
  • You can use the Go -> Recent Folders function if a better solution isn't found. – Unassuming Guy Oct 22 '18 at 20:34
  • @Christian Thanks - I've mentioned that to her but I got a death stare in return. – pookie Oct 22 '18 at 21:07
  • I've done some experiments to no avail. Maybe someone else can look into this? It seems to be related to the "Resume" featured and involves permissions and folders in the ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.finder.savedState and possibly the terminal command defaults write com.apple.finder NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool true – Unassuming Guy Oct 22 '18 at 21:25
  • I'm not understanding the "close Finder" aspect of this question. Unless you're forcing it to quit & stay quit, Finder never 'closes' between boot up & shutdown. System Prefs > General > 'Close windows when quitting an app' is the pref pretty much in charge of whether apps retain their state between launches. – Tetsujin Oct 23 '18 at 6:21
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Here is the solution to the OS Mojave, Finder problem

  • Click on top-left Apple icon
  • Then click on System Preferences
  • Then General
  • And then uncheck the box saying, "Close windows when quitting an app"
  • It will save your session of Finder and when you restart your system it will show you last opened tabs of the session

NOTE: before Shut Down or Restart of the system, don't close the Finder

Mojave Finder solution

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