Applications Folder Missing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kicks66, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. kicks66 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    As shown in the screenshot below, my applications folder seems to have dissapeared. Ive tried to place a shortcut to it in the finder, expecting it maybe to go into a file view like the other folders, but this hasnt happened. If I click the applications icon in the sidebar it still takes me to applications, but id like to have the proper folder in the finder as well, any ideas?

  2. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    The physical Applications folder is not stored in the Home (Nick) folder. It is located in your "Mac OS X" drive at the top of the side panel.

    You can move it by dragging and dropping while holding command.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Location of Applications folder on your Mac OS X partition or HDD, which is normally called "Macintosh HD".


    The Sidebar and the Dock are only placeholders for shortcuts to the folders or files or applications your put there.

    Btw, if Finder is the active application, simply press CMD+SHIFT+A at the same time to open the Applications folder or use the GO Menu in Finder.


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  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    While you could have an Application folder under your home, e.g., ~/Application. The main default one that gets created when you install OSX is at the root, e.g., /Applications
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No, what your screenshot shows is an alias of the Applications Folder. You probably created it there and forgot. The little curved arrow is a dead giveaway.

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