Applications Folder Under UserName Directory

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  1. oo7ml macrumors 6502

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    Hi, why is there a seperate Applications folder under the UserName directory...

    Is it ok to delete this or does it have dependancies, thanks in advance...
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. oo7ml thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks, why was it there... what purpose does it serve over the other applications...
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's a holdover from the system architecture in NeXT. In principle, an application can be installed at the user level, so that only that user has access to it, but it doesn't seem to get much use. (See more)
     
  5. Mal macrumors 603

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    It's not placed there by default in OS X though. Usually it's created by an application that's been installed, though I can't think off the top of my head which ones I've seen do that.

    jW
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I thought it was in older versions of OS X, but I could well be wrong. I know I had one back in Panther and Tiger, but I also can't really remember many examples of things that tried to install there. Anyways, OS X is built to recognize the folder once it's there.
     
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