Empty Applications Folder in Home Directory??

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ohla313, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    I turned on my 2012 13" MBA this evening and noticed a new 'Applications' folder there along with the usuals: Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Pictures, Library, Public, and Music.

    The strange thing is, the Applications folder looks like the real folder but there are no items in it. Is this normal??
  2. Jexta macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    This is an Applications folder that is local to your user account. Other users cannot see applications stored in this location without sufficient privileges to access your account.

    All OS wide Applications are stored at the system level Applications folder.
  3. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Well I do know that there is an Applications folder outside the Home directory but I was surprised when I saw it inside the Home Directory and empty.
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I have no idea what might have created it, but it is indeed safe to delete. There are several possibilities, though:
    • CrossOver defaults to storing its app entries in there
    • Various DOSBox front-ends do this too
    • Virtual machine software that adds guest applications to your Dock does this as well

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