osx: can't put applications in the applications folders???

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by jvaska, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    #1
    there must be a way to put applications in the applications folder...does anybody know?

    i checked my user status...i'm an admin...i would think i could put things in there...

    or, is there something else i need to do?

    i don't really like the way they want me to put things in a certain area...nor do i like the fact that i can't put things in the apple menu area...or...i haven't figured this out yet...anybody know how to do this?

    hehe...sorry...

    thanks...jv
     
  2. evildead macrumors 65816

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    permisions

    your permissions may have been messed up

    open the terminal

    type:

    cd / <hit return>

    ls -l <hit return>

    then scrole back up to the top and see if your Applications line looks like this:

    drwxrwxr-x 68 root admin 2312 Sep 27 10:07 Applications


    it should... post what yours looks like here.

    as for puting things were every you want... you should just let installers and the OS put things where they need to be and make aliases of them to the places that you want them to be. If you try to update things later, the updater cant find things in the wrong places.. and you run into problems.

    as for the apple menu


    check out an app called fruitMenu... its a util that lets you customise the apple menue so its like it was in OS 9

    http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=12974&db=mac
     
  3. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ?

    hmmm...this is what it has for the "applications" line...

    drwxrwxr-x 23 60060 3610 738 Sep 27 17:19 Applications

    guess i need to start learning how to program this stuff...

    ????

    thanks...jv

    ps: but at least os x IS working for me now...
     
  4. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. mmcneil macrumors regular

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    #5
    Disk First Aid

    Recommend you run Disk First aid - it has a "Repair permissions" choice. I am running Jaguar so not sure if that is available in 10.1.5. It actually fixe a lot of permissions on a new Jaguar install with 10.2.1 upgrade.
     

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