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okizen
Jul 1, 2012, 12:31 PM
What is the difference between ~/Library/Spotlight and /Library/Spotlight or there isn't one?



SandboxGeneral
Jul 1, 2012, 12:32 PM
What is the difference between ~/Library/Spotlight and /Library/Spotlight or there isn't one?

The ~ is just a shortcut to replace your user profile string in the file path.

GGJstudios
Jul 1, 2012, 12:33 PM
What is the difference between ~/Library/Spotlight and /Library/Spotlight or there isn't one?
There is a /Library folder for items that relate to the entire computer.
There is a ~/Library folder (or /Users/yourusername/Library/) for each user account on the computer, with items that relate only to that user.

Why do you ask? Are you looking for something?

okizen
Jul 1, 2012, 12:41 PM
The ~ is just a shortcut to replace your user profile string in the file path.

There is a /Library folder for items that relate to the entire computer.
There is a ~/Library folder (or /Users/yourusername/Library/) for each user account on the computer, with items that relate only to that user.

Why do you ask? Are you looking for something?

Thanx guys.

I came across some instructions regarding this while trying to install Calibrated{Q}

GGJstudios
Jul 1, 2012, 12:58 PM
Thanx guys.

I came across some instructions regarding this while trying to install Calibrated{Q}
By the way, your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion:

Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library

Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.

Make it permanently visible by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
chflags nohidden ~/Library

18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion (http://www.macworld.com/article/161156/2011/07/view_library_folder_in_lion.html)