Okay here is a question I've been meaning to ask for a while. I have always in the past, that is with OS 9 kept my applications organized by function i.e. video apps in the video folder, utilities in the utility folder. When I got to OS X I did the same thing but soon found out that when I updated from I believe it was 10.1 to 10.1.5 that the Apple brand apps that were organized in different folders then what the original system installer put them in were not recognized and not updated. So here we are now. I am running two users on this mac and I like it this way. But I am currently running in our User folders an OS X application folder filled with Aliases of Apps and Application folders all organized in the fashion that I'm use to and feel is logical. The real problem with this is that every time I install something new I have to make an alias of it or the folder it's in and put it in my User/Application folder and drop one on to the other users desktop so they can organize it in whatever way that they choose. So my real question is there an easier way? At this point with two users I think I would like to keep separate App folders. Is there a way I can do this but simplify the tasks that I go through. Also can I now organize the system app folder in 10.2 and will an updater recognize the Apple apps if I update even if they are elsewhere on the drive from where they were originally installed. Maybe I'm overlooking something simple (wouldn't be the first time) but OS X has actually been harder for me to use because of the organization method then OS 9. Though I do find the different view modes and everything nice though even after almost a years it's still gets to me when I open a folder and it opens it in the existing window without resizing and there are other little things that bother me. Hopefully these will be fixed sometime along the way. What I'm mainly looking for here I guess is people suggestion and ideas on how they go about organizing there drives. I think all in all OSX is a vast improvement mainly because it's so stable. Though I think it's easier for new user to learn then a die hard OS 9 power user to learn.