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Discussion in 'macOS' started by wakerider017, Mar 30, 2007.
What is the Users/"yourusername"/Applications folder for?
You usually don't have an Applications folder in your home folder.
I've never seen one there...
No, neither have I
lol, maybe I put it there a while ago for something and forgot about it.
This is what is in mine (sorry about the yellow colour !!! )
Some apps like to create one there for some reason. CrossOver is one example.
It's no different than the regular Applications folder, except that it's in your Home folder so other users on the machine can't access it.
i have one, but nothing in it
but the reason thats its there, imo, is for the user specific installed apps, instead of system-wide installed apps.
I have one too. Did it go with OS X 10.4?
As PoD said, it'd be for user specific apps.
I find it bizarre you guys don't have Applications folders in your home folder. Every Mac I've owned or used did.
It's because that way, a non-Administrative user can install his own apps in his own Applications folder, and only he'll have access to them.
Of course, most personal Mac users run as Admin, which means they can install apps in the normal Applications folder for all users.
Yea I have it to. Only thing inside it is some crossover app.
Yeah I have one. I just use it for apps I don't want anyone but me using.
I echo those who have a user Applicatons folder. I have had one since MacOS X 10.0.
I created a ~/Applications folder to hold all my third-party apps. Not only is it easier for me to find my installed apps, but it's also easier to backup my applications that way, too.
More than that, though, I rarely ever need to go digging around in my /Applications folder, so why not keep all the apps I do go looking for in one place away from the clutter that already exists within /Applcations
I got it with crossovers
i think its created it non admin accounts as well, like a account with simple finder and application restrictions
You should have one as default.
Guys, check /System/Library/User Template/English.lproj. Do you have an Applications directory there?
This is the template which is copied when a new user is created.
Nope, don't have one in there but I do have the User Applications folder.