Shortcut for Applications Folder INSIDE my main Applications folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kimatmac, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. kimatmac macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    I'm not sure how it happened, but I am seeing a shortcut for my Applications folder INSIDE my main ("normal") Applications folder. Should I delete it? What causes this to happen?
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    No idea how it happened, you may have hit the Cmd-L keystroke to make an alias, may accidentally have dragged the folder while holding Cmd-Alt; some "drag installers" have an alias for the Applications folder which you might have dragged in along with the app; or it might just be a bug in some software installer.

    It's ok to delete it, it shouldn't be there.
  3. kimatmac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009

    I did it and the world didn't end ;) ... I'm a newbie to the mac world so sometimes second guess myself and worried that the duplicate list of apps was intentional by the sage minds at Apple.
  4. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    There's nothing wrong with putting items IN the trash. Snow Leopard finally has a feature to restore items in the trash to their original location, so if you have a previous system make sure you remember where the item was.

    Obviously, as long as you don't empthy the trash, the item can always be returned.

    In this case, it doesn't matter, but for future reference you can can move an item, and if something stops working, then you know you can return it.

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