Moving Apps into folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kimi, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Kimi macrumors regular

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    #1
    Is there anything wrong with moving the Apps in the Apps folder into subfolders? Like make them organized so I can find things easy, or do they have to stay in the one folder?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    No - you can put them anywhere you like (even outside the Apps folder), but subfolders within the Applications folder is the preferred way to go.
     
  3. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    i often store all my apps on an external drive. I would leave the utilities section alone though.
     
  4. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I remember something about Apple Apps and software update function. Moving those apps around might be a problem, but anything else... go right ahead. Now, try this on a Windos PC! ;)
     
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  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Rarely, some apps won't work unless left where the installer placed them.

    For me, I put all of my apps in one place, and then create numbered aliases, to organize them. All 0's are text apps, all 1's are audio apps, etc... It's good for quick searching.
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    you can do the same in windows..
     
  8. Kimi thread starter macrumors regular

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    That would have been a better idea, but I've messed them about now.
     

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