Where are the application package folders?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ritachengl, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. ritachengl macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    Hi there,

    I just installed an application Inkscape. It works well and I can find the icon in application folder. But I cannot find the "Inkscape" folder where I need to add a plug-in file. The same happens to most of the apps I installed before. I can only find their icons in application folder, but no folders under their name exist.

    Anyone can tell me why?


  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    Try right clicking the icon in the applications folder and then clicking show package contents. Does that get what you're looking for?
  3. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    Usually I'd go searching for it in the "Library/Application support" directory. (Note that the slash indicates the directory path, with the folder "Application support" being a folder inside the "Library" folder.)

    There's also a possibility that they should be added to the application package itself, in which case you right-click on the app and select Show package contents, then navigate to the correct folder and copy the plugin to there.
  4. ritachengl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2011
    I got it. That is what I am looking for. Thanks a lot, guys.

  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Be aware that there are two folders to check:
    /Library/Application Support/
    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/​

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