Mysterious Application folder

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  1. angemon89 macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Everyday when I open my home folder I find an empty Applications folder in there. It has the Applications logo and everything but it's empty so I delete it. I delete it at least twice a day.

    Does anyone know where this could be coming from? Maybe an App is creating it? Honestly I can't remember what Apps I've installed recently so I have no idea where this could be coming from.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    I don't know where it might be coming from, but why don't you just leave it there? It's a place to put user-specific apps.
     
  3. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Oh, I did not know that.

    I'm still not sure where it's coming from but I'll just leave it then.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    YEah, it is odd that it keeps reappearing, but there is no harm in it being there.
     
  5. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    OK then, if it's an empty Apps folder, where do you keep your apps?
     
  6. Beric macrumors 68020

    Beric

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    In the main, system-wide apps folder. It's how I do things.
     
  7. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Let me see... do you have a widget called 'Application Update' installed?

    This problem bugged me for ages 'til I realised it was the widget. Go into the info, and remove ~/Applications from the path settings.

    Here's the topic I created when I had the problem:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=419005
     
  8. angemon89 thread starter macrumors 68000

    angemon89

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    Ha, you're right. That's exactly what it was!

    Thank you very much sir. :)
     
  9. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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  10. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Ha!

    I've just installed Snow Leopard and have been having this problem.

    Doing a google search led me to this topic - I answered the question for myself 1 year ago :D
     

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