Applications Folder

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  1. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

    KaPOWitsCHRIS

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    #1
    So whenever I click the applications folder from my home folder it opens up blank, but when I select it from the side bar it works fine... help?



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  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    They are different folders. The one in your home folder is for applications installed for your user only. It is at /Users/<your user shortname>/Applications (where <you user shortname> is the appropriate value, for me it's robbie). The one in the sidebar is the system wide applications folder: it contains applications for all users of the system. It is at /Applications.
     
  3. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    #3
    Different folders. ;)
    The Applications folder in the side bar refer to /Applications , while the one in your home folder is ~/Applications. Where "/" refer to root of your disk, while "~/" refer to your user directory.
     
  4. KaPOWitsCHRIS thread starter macrumors 6502

    KaPOWitsCHRIS

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    Ahh, you learn something new every day :p Is there terminal hack or something to link the two together?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You could symlink them together but it's probably not a good idea!
     
  6. KaPOWitsCHRIS thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    root

    I have recently noticed that in my HD folder, I have a ROOT folder? I don't recall it being there. Is there a way to check out what is going on with it?
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, what's in it? And why did you tack on to this barely related topic instead of opening a new one?
     
  9. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    nothing

    nope, nothing in it and thanks for the awesome response.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, you'll notice that no one else is responding...

    Since there's nothing in it, I guess you just checked out what's going on with it - nothing. Maybe the dated and time it was created would help you decided if you want to just delete it.
     

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