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

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    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

    justperry

    #2
    /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

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    #3
    lmao...thanks! i'm tripping ... don't know why i thought the default locations was under users
     
  4. macrumors 603

    justperry

    #4
    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

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    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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