All I want is to just quit entering patterns and go back to searching a different directory. C-g quits the whole search process.

  • You should be able to simbly use helm-find-files-up-one-level, which is bound to <left>. This will remove the last search pattern.
    – theldoria
    Feb 23 '17 at 13:43

Answering myself after going through the source:

helm-resume-previous-session-after-quit (C-x b)

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    Please expand on your answer so that others who have the same problem will know how to fix it.
    – Dan
    Feb 22 '17 at 2:03

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