Losing applications, two folders

Discussion in 'iMac' started by davidra, May 9, 2016.

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

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    For some reason every month or so, when I open Photoshop I get a message that says the app has been moved. I enter my password and it immediately finds and opens the app. The app is in the Applications folder, but when looking into this I noticed that I actually have two applications folders. One, which is empty, is in the HD/users/"name"/applications, and the other, which includes all the apps, is in HD/applications.

    What is going on here? should I delete the one that is in the users folder and empty? Should I move the one in the HD root directory to the users folder?

    Don't want to do anything really stupid here....
     
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Can you please remove the "HD" before the "/"? The HD is /, so by saying "HD/" you're really saying "//"

    If the ~/Applications folder is empty, you can delete it. /Applications should stay.
     
  3. davidra thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, thanks....but does this have anything to do with why Photoshop apparently moves itself or cannot be found every now and then?
     

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