3 Libraries

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MM07, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to figure out how to get my 1.3 upgrade of Growl to work.

    Under my Mac HD I noticed that I have 3 Library Folders. Is this normal?

    I have one under Mac HD, one under System, Library, and one under (my name), library.

    Please advise an TIA.
     
  2. Roquefort macrumors member

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    Mac OS X and certain applications purposely use multiple levels of libraries.

    * Files under yourdisk/Library can be shared by my multiple users, e.g., yourdisk/Library/Fonts for fonts everyone can access.

    * Files under yourdisk/System/Library are used by the operating system itself, e.g., yourdisk/System/Library/Fonts for the critical Mac OS X fonts. You shouldn't mess with files in there.

    * Files under yourdisk/Users/yourname/Library are your personal files, available only to you, e.g., yourdisk/Users/yourname/Library/fonts for fonts just for you.
     
  3. MM07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply. I was concerned that I had some "extra" stuff on my MacBook.
     

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