no mac apps showing in application folder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wakkaday, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. wakkaday macrumors member

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    Oct 3, 2014
    #1
    i can only see a few apps .app files and also window 10.1 (parallel desktop) stuff and 'chrome apps'

    usually there is a list of apps installed. i need to enter this directory to create aliases

    can anyone advise

    running el capitan
    macbook pro 2013 retina 13"
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Mar 26, 2008
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    West Suburban Boston Ma
    #2
    There can be two applications folders: one is the system wide folder and another is the user's application folder. Chrome puts stuff in the user's application folder.
    Systemwide is ^/Applications and user's is (user root)/Applications.
     

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