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Two Similar but different file locations on Mac

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Jun 25, 2013 12:03 PM

I was trying to add presets for this Logic plugin I just purchased.

The instructions were to go to

Macintosh HD>Library>Application support then find the plugin and put the preset folder in the correct location.

Someone recently showed me a little trick to get to library quickly by pressing alt and going to the top drop down menu called 'Go'. I was frustrated that the presets were not showing up.. :/ and then i noticed the directory i navigated to was actually:

Macintosh HD>Users>patrickgritz>Library>Application support

This made me confused :/ These two places were almost exactly alike to each other... And why didnt the presets work when i navigated through users?

And why do these two very similar locations exist?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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