HELLPP!! Weird Folder Created in User Profile

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by willlah, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. willlah macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2003
    hello everyone..i just switched from pc to mac recently..and so far it has been great..but i have one question..i always wanted my installation to be perfect...i dont know what i installed..but i think some program created an application folder in my user profile..i know usually this folder is in the hd, and not suppose to be in the use profile..does anyone know what program created this folder? and is it necessary to have it in there? tahnks!! (i am guessing its adobe creative suite) thanks again!!!
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Some installers will place applications in your user folder instead of the main Applications folder, but usually they ask first.

    You can move the files there to the main Applications folder if you like. The only issue with leavimg them in your home folder is that other users won't be able to access them.
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    More info:
    If you want to move it, just grag/drop that application folder on the "Applications" folder, then all users will have access to it. The preferences you have are still stored in YOUR user folder. Any new user will have their own preferences. It doesn't hurt anything to leave it. Apps work pretty much anywhere, even on the desktop.
    Welcome to the Mac.
  4. willlah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2003
    wow thanks everyoen for replying so quickly~ mac is cool, panther is beautiful, fast and easy to use! i found myself hardly turning on my pc at all! haha htank!
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604


    Aug 9, 2002
    Springfield, OR (Home of the Simpsons)
    This will also happen if you don't have administrator privileges. A smart installer will install it within the user folder if they aren't the admin.

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