How to Set the default Finder folder in Mac OS X

Changing default finder folder featured

Do you want to open a specific folder when you open the Finder? If yes then this post is for you. When you open the Finder window, it shows you “All My Files” by default, however you can change this to any folder of your choice. For example, you can set the default folder to Applications folder or Documents or Download or any other folder of your choice. All you have to do is follow the steps –

  1. Open Finder
  2. Go to the top menu ❯ Click Finder ❯ Click Preferences.
    Finder Preferences
  3. In Finder Preferences click the dropdown, it would show you the popular folders, you can select one of them or if you want to choose any other folder you created then choose Other
    select folder in finder preferences
  4. Select the Folder and click Choose.
    choose default folder

That’s it. From now on the Finder will open the selected folder when you open it. You can test the same.