Weird Issue, I now have 2 libraries

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  1. snerkler, Oct 4, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013

    snerkler macrumors 6502a

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    I've been having some software issues, and I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the software to no avail. However, I could not locate some of the files, even using finder>system files> are included.

    However, I noticed something strange by chance. I downloaded Topaz denoise plug in for aperture but then the plug in didn't work. Looking at the Topaz website it said that it should be stored in user>username>Library>Application Support>Topaz, but this folder isn't there on my account.

    I did my usual of Finder>system files> are included and low and behold, the plug in showed up. When I clicked on it the path showed HDD>Library>application support>Topaz, notice the lack of user.

    I've now discovered that I have 2 libraries, the one I've always had which is HDD>User>username>Library, and now a second; HDD>Library. It appears that a lot of info is being put into this second one.

    Why has this happened, how do I merge the 2 and just go back to HDD>user>username>library?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    That is normal to have those two Library folders. You have the Users one but just can't see it as it is hidden by default.

    If you go to Finder and hold down the option key while you click the Go menu you will see the /Users/Library folder exposed.

    Or you can click the Go menu then Go to folder and paste in the text below then hit enter and it will take you to the folder.

    Code:
    ~/Library/Application Support/Topaz/
     
  3. snerkler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks, wonder why I've never noticed this before :eek:
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Don't feel bad... it is very confusing. :)
     

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