Applications folder appearing in my home folder

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by chama98, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. chama98 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi guys.

    I am having a little bit of a problem with my mac.

    in my home folder. there is an empty Applications folder. I don't know why it is there.

    Does/has anyone else had this problem? If so, how do I fix it?

    Many thanks

    :)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    That's ok, you can have an applications folder in your home folder. Any apps installed there will only be accessible by you.

    If you don't like the folder, just delete it. I never put apps in ~/Applications but rather /Applications
     
  3. chama98 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your help. I never had that problem before though? is this something new?
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    I hadn't noticed having that folder before either, but I do have one....the only things in it are my Parallels virtual machines. That must be where Parallels puts them by default because I don't ever remember choosing that location.
     
  5. chama98 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have parallels on my mac mini which I use for work.

    Could that be migrating via my iCloud to my macbook air?
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This isn't a problem. There's been an Applications folder in the home folder in OS X for years.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I am on Mavericks 10.9.3 and a user ~/Applications folder magically appeared on my system recently also. I don't use Parallels.

    I realize the folder's purpose and that it is not harmful, but it is not there on a default install and it is curious it somehow appeared recently. Can't think of any app I installed or anything that would have created it.
     
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Steam ?
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nope. No Steam.

    I just deleted the folder when I saw it, but I should have noted the creation date to help pin this down.
     

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