3 Libraries

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

  1. MM07 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2008
    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

    Apr 29, 2005
    U.S. west coast
    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

    Feb 10, 2008
    Thanks for the reply. I was concerned that I had some "extra" stuff on my MacBook.

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