Running applications installed as another user

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c-Row, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. c-Row macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2006
    I haven't tried this out myself yet, so I can only tell what my boss told me. So...

    He installed Office on his new Mac under the administrator account and created additional user accounts for his family members afterwards. However, they can't see Office in their Programs folder, which I suppose happens because every user has its own folder.

    Could they simply navigate to the administrator's home folder and open Office from there if permissions are set correctly?
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    It sounds like your boss has installed the applications in the Administrator's own applications folder, rather than the systemwide Applications folder (Go>Applications), which is where it should have installed by default (so that all users current and future can access it).

    He may be able to simply drag the MS Office folder into the main Applications folder successfully, but it's probably best to simply uninstall and reinstall in the proper location.

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