Losing applications, two folders

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

  1. davidra macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    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

    Aug 5, 2013
    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

    Oct 12, 2011
    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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