Duplicate Applications Folder?

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  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    I seem to have two Applications folder... The one inside the Macintosh HD drive, and the one inside my User folder. Is this normal? I haven't been experiencing any problems, but I was not aware of this. If it is normal, what purpose does it serve?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba, Mar 2, 2011
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You should only have one in most cases. Are you sure the one in your user folder isn't just aliases of the one in Macintosh HD? Does it have different apps in it, or are they all repeated?
     
  4. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It's completely empty, and it has the default Applications icon, not just one called "Applications".
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You should be safe in deleting it.
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Normal. Do NOT delete, because some apps can be installed for user only.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's empty. There's no harm in deleting it and no reason to keep it. If you install an app that's for the current user only, it will re-create the folder.
     
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