likely stupid question re: Applications folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macpwned, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. macpwned macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    so i guess we all have two folders /Applications/ and ~/Applications/

    where one is in the HD directory and the other in the /Name/ directory

    is there an advantage to using one versus the other?
  2. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Applications in ~/Applications are unique to you, whereas applications in /Applications are available to all users of the computer.

    If you're not an administrator you can't install apps to /Applications but you can to ~/Applications

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