Every time you open a new Finder window from the menu bar or using the shortcut Command + N it will display a certain folder. This is the same folder every time you use the command. This can be a very useful location like the root of your hard drive, or your documents folder. However, if you don’t use these folders or it have been set to an obtuse folder it can be difficult to use, or very annoying. This can easily be changed to something more useful.
Changing The Default Window Location
Changing the default file location is very simple. Open Finder > Preference, and select the General tab. Here you will find many preference but the one we are interested in is called ‘New Finder Window show’.
When you select the drop down from the menu you can pick any folder you want. I like to pick the root of my hard drive as it allows me to access any file I want. However, if you want to select a different drive, or folder such as your documents folder you can.
It is only a simple tip, however the titled setting isn’t very helpful.