Applications folder disappeared installing leopard.

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  1. gifford macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    #1
    I installed leopard onto my girlfriends computer, and now the applications folder has completely disappeared.

    Blooody marvelous.

    I cant imagine it will magically appear, or that anyone will be able to provide me with a solution. Cant find anything on google, so thought I would have a moan on here.
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Use the terminal application and do the following:

    1. See if it is just hidden:

    ls -lOd /

    and look for "Applications"

    It may appear as such:

    drwxrwxr-t@ 32 root admin hidden 1156 Feb 8 20:35 /Applications

    2. To fix this type:

    sudo chflags nohidden /Applications

    3. Then run Disk Utility and run a "repair permissions" on the disk volume name.
     
  3. gifford thread starter macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    Hey thats not a bad idea whatsoever, will have a look...
     
  4. gifford thread starter macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    No luck. I tried what you suggested, and have also had a poke aroun with File Buddy.

    Cheers anyway.
     
  5. enkidu macrumors newbie

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    There's also a command line tool "locate" which may be able to locate the files. What option did you use to install leopard?
     
  6. gifford thread starter macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    I'm very confused here. My friends computer is acting weird after installing leopard also. Well at least I think its weird, I'm still using Tiger.

    Is it normal to have no 'macintosh HD' icon on the desktop? I cant even find the 'macintosh HD' anywhere.
    There is no HD in the side bar either (and finder prefs are ticked for Hard Disks)

    Both computers installed leopard by just clicking 'upgrade' or 'update' whatever the first option given was.
     
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah ugrade sucks, I'd just backup their stuff and reinstall.
     
  8. gifford thread starter macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    In the side bar I clicked on home then did a 'command + up', I can now for the first time see 'macintosh hd' but it is greyed out and I cant drag it to the side bar...
     
  9. gifford thread starter macrumors 6502

    gifford

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    SOLVED::

    Opened Applescript and put in...

    tell application "System Events"
    set visible of disk "Macintosh HD" to true
    end tell

    tell application "Finder" to quit
    delay 1
    tell application "Finder" to launch



    HOORAY!
     

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