8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2013 8:48 AM by Kath Corgan
John61254 Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)

I just noticed that my homefolder no longer has a library folder.

Is this normal or should it be there.

It's like this on two different machines running Lion.

Everything seems to work ok, but there is no library folder in the homefolder (only in the main hard drive directory).

If this is normal, where is all of the info previously stored here now located?

17"MBPro;20"iMacs;iPad;iPhone4, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    In Lion the Library has been hidden.



  • 3. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,135 points)

    It's supposed to be there but is hidden by default in Lion.



  • 4. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    John61254 Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)

    I figured as much.

    Thanks for pointing me to the article.
    What made me wonder was that as I was following a support article explaining how to move mail preferences from one mac to another, I was instructed to go to my homefolder/library folder and copy my keychain access folder. Of course, I could not find the ~/library folder.

    Anyway, thanks again.

    I love the support discussion board.

    It is still the fastest and best way to get answers to questions.

    Why wait to talk to an Apple rep when you can post a question, go pour a glass of wine, and come back and find three answers to your question?

    That's why I love my mac!

  • 5. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    John Maisey Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)

    I'm glad it helped.

  • 6. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,775 points)

    John --


    Very nice comments. You've experienced the best example of why so many of us volunteer here.  Thank you so much.



  • 7. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    John61254 Level 4 Level 4 (2,515 points)

    And I meant every word.

    I have been an Apple/Mac user since the IIe (my first Apple product): back in the day when using an Apple product was not considered cool, but more often than not elicited chuckles.

    But I knew a good thing when I saw it.

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    Even bought their stock: when it was $16 a share!

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    Through the years I've helped many one time detractors make the switch, for which they are always grateful.

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    Without a doubt, it is the most under-rated bonus of being an Apple user.

    I've helped my fair share of users through the years, but I know I've benifited much more than I've contributed.

    Also, by the way, with the help of the article I was pointed to, I was able to "unhide" my ~/Library folder and transfer the info I needed to set up my new Mac.

    All is good!

  • 8. Re: Can't find my /homefolder/library folder
    Kath Corgan Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Wow, this answer helped me too - I was racking my brain as to how I possibly could have lost that folder (actually I thought I accidentally moved it as there is now a Library folder inside my Documents folder - wierd! but I'll address that in a separate question).


    Thanks all for this great resource that is the community boards....you've bailed me out more times than you know!