Resolved Google Chrome - Applications folder issue

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by tumas, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. tumas, Nov 3, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014

    tumas macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014

    i am not sure if this is directly related to Yosemite, but Google Chrome keeps creating an empty applications folder in my home directory. I can simply delete it, but whenever i restart google chrome it comes back.

    Probably it is an issue with Google Chrome itself (and also present on Mavericks?!) , but maybe someone with the same problem knows how to stop this from happening?

    Thanks a lot,

  2. tumas thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Well i guess i found a solution (somehow):

    Obviously the creating of ~/Applications is normal behavior and not a bug:

    "Chrome will use ~/Applications if /Applications is not writeable for a user"
    (found here:
    Which means, that if you do not use your admin account, this directory will be created.

    But there is a way to hide this specific folder in Finder with the following command from the terminal:
    chflags hidden ~/Applications
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    The ~/Applications folder is also "stock" Mac. Have had it since I got my MBP in 2008 (Leopard).

    For non-Chrome users, probably gets created during a clean install, since update installs should not touch anything in the user space.

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