Application Folder, Zero Items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by millertime021, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

    millertime021

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    So a few days ago, I noticed my Applications Folder shows 0 items.


    Does anyone have any ideas?


    EDIT: My "Macintosh HD > Applications" has my Applications.

    However, "Macintosh HD > Users > ~~ > Applications" doesn't.

    What's the difference between the two? And if my Apps are in the Apps folder under "Places", what's the point of the one under my name?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Search for an app and see what folder it's in.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Where are the screenshots?

    Have you enabled the Path Bar (if you have Mac OS X 10.5 +) in Finder > View > Show/Hide Path Bar?

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    You obviously have Adobe applications installed. The regular Applications folder is located at Macintosh HD / Applications. The one in your home folder is put there by Adobe CS5. No need to worry, just don't use MRoogle to find dozens of threads about this.​
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I'm not an expert on OS X, so others can correct me if I'm wrong, but can't you install apps for a particular user? The fact that all your apps are in the Macintosh HD > Applications folder, just means that they are installed for any users of the computer.
     
  5. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you.

    Stupid Adobe. :rolleyes:
     
  6. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    My computer is exactly like that. I found that the apps folder in the user folder isn't actually necessary because it can be deleted and the other folders in there cannot. I deleted mine today because I kept forgetting it was empty. :eek:
     
  7. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just did that too. No need for a useless folder.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    (1) As you've discovered, you don't need that one.
    (2) Well, you need it if you want a particular user (or users) to be the only one(s) with access to certain applications.
    (3) Your apps are not in the Apps "folder" under Places. That's not a folder, it's just a shortcut. You can drag it off the Sidebar and it will disappear. But, your real Applications Folder will remain safe. However, it has nothing to do with the one under your User Name, unless you intentionally dragged that one into the Places area of the Sidebar. But, why would you intentionally make a copy or shortcut of an empty folder? The one in the Sidebar is there by default, and points to the top level Applications Folder. Check out Finder > Preferences > Sidebar

    No need to correct you. You nailed it.

    Except in the case of the exception mentioned above...

    Just make sure folders are indeed useless before deleting them!
     
  9. millertime021 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Gregg2

    Thank you all the good information.


    And thank you everyone who helped as well.
     

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