Where are the application package folders?

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

  1. ritachengl macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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?

    Thanks,

    Lan
     
  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

    eternlgladiator

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    #2
    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

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    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

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    #4
    I got it. That is what I am looking for. Thanks a lot, guys.

     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #5
    Be aware that there are two folders to check:
    /Library/Application Support/
    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/​
     

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