Deleted 'Applications' in Finder, please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lipstick, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Lipstick macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Riverside, California
    Like the newbie that I am, I attempted to drag Applications to my dock but it disappeared! :confused: How can I get it back into Finder and also on my dock? Thank you for your help.
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    is it on the desktop? use spotlight to find an app you know you had.
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Your action actually removed apps alias from the side bar.

    Go to finder, Finder Preferences / sidebar

    To add apps, click on apps, go one level up, (Command + up arrow), and drag the app folder to dock.
  4. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Or, if you want an alternative way... Open Finder > click on Macintosh HD (or whatever you've called it - but its probably the first listing on the left in the sidebar) > locate the the Applications icon, and drag it to the sidebar of the Finder. Then, drag it again to the right side of the dock. You're not "moving" it, just creating an alias in the sidebar and the dock. Do note, that if you drag the applications folder to another folder you will likely be moving it, which may cause problems. So, once you have it in your dock and sidebar, avoid the temptation to see where else it might like to go. :)

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