Tweak Your Finder Settings
Finder is the app you’ll use to organize and access all of the files, data and other content on your Mac. It’s pretty simple to use, but there are a variety of settings you should tweak to your liking.
For example, Finder automatically opens the Recents folder by default. You can change that in Finder > Preferences > General.
The New Finder Window show setting can be set to Downloads, Documents, Desktop or other folders — just select the one you use the most.
It might also be worth adding new destinations to the Finder Sidebar. This is under Finder Preferences, too. Just select the Sidebar tab and pick the favorites you’d like the file management system to display.