HUH!! 2 Libraries!?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by donnetrav, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. donnetrav macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2011
    While looking for my "Internet Plug-ins", I noticed that there are 2 Libraries
    on my hard drive. One was with the other folders on the hard drive. The other
    was in the System Folder — each having different — multiple folders. Is this
    normal or should ALL these folders be in the one Library that is in the System
    Folder? Thank you.
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    It's completely normal, there's nothing to be worried about there.
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    Are you an old OS9 user? I ask because you'd be correct if this was OS9.

    OSX actually has three Library folders.

    Macintosh HD>Library: This contains most of the stuff you install for everyone on the Mac to use. Printers, global preferences, etc. Also has stuff OSX installs.

    Macintosh HD>System>Library: Contains the stuff that OSX NEEDS to start and run properly.

    Macintosh HD>Users>~username>Library: Contains most of the stuff you install only for your own user account.

    Generally you want to leave things where they are. If you think that the Library folder and the one in the System folder should be merged and/or the one in your user folder, you are in for a non-starting world of hurt when you reboot your Mac — should you start moving things around.
  4. donnetrav thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2011
    My Man! Thanks for that BIG INFO.

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