HELP QUICK - i just deleted my apps folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deanops, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    i was dragging my apps folder to my dock and let it go.. and saw it smoke up and go.. what do id do.. help please

    my bad.. i dragged it from the sidebar.. obviously didnt know thats a shortcutt.. you learns something neew everyday
  2. macrumors regular

    May 9, 2006
    in most cases if you try and delete or move something outside of your home directory it will require an admin password before it executes.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2003
    I'm assuming you moved the apps folder from the side bar in the finder, just go to Macintosh HD and drag the apps folder back in.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    All you deleted was a short-cut, not the actual folder.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    if you havnt figured it out already. open finder and you should be able to click on some preferences or some other thing (at the top) i cant tell you exactly cuz i'm at work and not on a mac right now, but you'll find a place where it'll actually ask you what you want in that shortcut menu. you'll find your apps box unchecked. sorry if thats a little unclear, i'll post in more detail later if you havnt solved it yet.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2006
    Hehe, I did this too on Friday and freaked.

    In the Finder menu go to preferences and the choose sidebar. There are some check boxes. Just check applications at the bottom and you're good to go.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    I knew someone who did this once and got so mad they threw the computer on the floor - in some cultures that helps i guess. They were madder when I explained they just deleted the shortcut!

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