How to not share apps between user accounts?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ajay Jose, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. Ajay Jose macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2016
    Hey everyone! How do I not share an app between user accounts? For example, if I want to download a game app, I want it only in my account and not in my dad's account. (I'm using an iMac desktop - Just in case this helps :p )
  2. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    Are you installing it as an administrator user or as a normal user?
  3. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    If you have administrator priviledge, create a new folder in your account called Applications, copy the app from /Applications to the new local folder and then delete it from /Applications. Also, depending on how the app installer works, you may just be able to double click on the .dmg and drag it to your local Applications folder instead of /Applications. There is nothing prevent an app from running from another folder.

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