Applications installing in root instead of user folder?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by dapitts08, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009
    so i have a late 2012 mac mini in which i installed an ssd alongside the 1TB internal it came with.

    i am using the ssd as the boot drive and installing all of my apps there.

    all media is being stored on the 1TB internal.

    i just noticed that my apps are installing on the root of the ssd and not in a user folder.

    for isntance my path to applications is as follows: mini ssd/applications/allmyapps

    i assume my path should be: mini ssd/users/myusername/applications/empty

    if i leave it as is will i run into problems?

    if so, how do i change the default install location for apps?
  2. macrumors 603


    /Applications is how it has always been, reason is it should be accessible for All Users, not just one User.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2009
    lmao...thanks! i'm tripping ... don't know why i thought the default locations was under users
  4. macrumors 603


    Guess you had a brainfart:p

    BUT, there are Apps which do just that, parallels installs Windows linked Apps there and Android also does, but those are the only ones I know of.
  5. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Parallels does that because the Windows linked apps are based on what you have in your VM which is per user.

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