Something Odd in my Applications Folder ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Something odd happened in my applications folder today.....

    if you go to my user name, then all my apps dissapeared....

    but if you go to my Macintosh HD, then all my apps are still there.....

    why have my apps just disappeared in my
    user folder and not my Macintosh HD ??
     

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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because they are two different apps folders.
    The apps in /user/Applications are user specific apps, the ones in /Applications are system wide apps.

    You are the only one who can access the ones in your user folder, but every user can access the other ones.
     
  3. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    This thread helped me out with that too, never knew that...

    Thanks!
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the quick reply!

    then what's that weird file in my Apps Folder
    called : installer_debug.txt ?

    ps. look at the jpg I posted
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    What's in the file?

    I think some Adobe installers can generate that file, but I'm not sure.
     
  6. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i've attached a screen grab of what's in that text file.........don't really understand it.....
     

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  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It looks like an installer log for something to with Java, did you recently install or try to install Java, or some Adobe app?
     
  8. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    That's the installer log for Adobe Flex apparently, did you install that?
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, i installed Adobe Flex....but why is there a Lone text file there...; ) ?
     
  10. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    bad tidying up by the installer program (?)
     
  11. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, thanks, Can i go ahead and erase that little text file ?
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yeah, you can get rid of it. It's just a log file, so deleting it won't have any effect on the app or your system. The installer really should have tidied that up better.
     
  13. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    How do you create a personal Applications folder for one user? Is there a special way of going about that? Or do I just create a folder called applications in my User folder? Is a personal application folder a relic from older mac os x operating systems, or is it just a fluke that my sister and mom both have personal Application folders and I do not?
     
  14. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Now that you mention it, I just checked and I don't have an Application folder in my User directory either. Did they get rid of it by default with Leopard?
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's weird that you DON'T have a user Applications folder, but you can add one easily. Call it what ever you want, you can have your apps stored wherever you want.
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I think they got rid of it in Tiger actually. As I did a clean install and I do not have one.

    I would really only use it for my pro applications, but I don't think I will create one anyway. If I have to create it, it just won't feel the same...
     
  17. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's not created by default in Tiger, but any number of installers can create it automatically. I didn't have one for two years until it suddenly appeared two months ago on my PowerBook. It's empty, and I don't remember what I was doing at the time it was created.
     

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