11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 2:24 PM by Barry
jaynefromchattanooga Level 1 (0 points)

I cannot locate this:

Library/Application Support/iWork/Numbers/Templates/My Templates/


I'm trying to delete some Numbers Templates and this path used to work.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)



    As you can see if you look in the More Like This pane to the right, this is a popular question.


    Your User LIbrary has been hidden, but can be exposed by following this procedure:


    Hold down the Command Key while you access the Go Menu. Select Library from the Go Menu while Commend key is being pressed.


    Once you're in the Library, follow the path as you have posted.



  • jaynefromchattanooga Level 1 (0 points)

    yes I did notice the More like this pane and thanks for the Command GO shortcut cue but I'm still not seeing LIbrary using it. 

    Actually found Library going through Macintosh HD icon on Desktop...  Found Ap Support and I Works09 but not Numbers/Templates/My Templates

    suggestions, corrections to my process?

  • Peggy Level 8 (38,635 points)

    The problem with "More Like This" is that it often doesn't show the most recent threads like the one I posted a reply in earlier today.


    Click on the Desktop or the Finder icon in the Dock to make Finder the active application. Perhaps a picture will help.


    Go menu.png



  • jaynefromchattanooga Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Peggy for the picture.  I'm noticing Library is not in the list on my screen

    and 'go to folder'  Library tells me there is no folder

  • Barry Level 7 (29,997 points)

    Hi Jayne,


    In the Finder, press and hold the option key, click the Go menu (you should now see Library in the list—as shown in Peggy's image), choose Library.


    You should now be in your Library. Follow the path set out earlier:


    Application Support > iWork > Numbers > Templates > My Templates


    Select the templates to move to the Trash, then press command-delete (or drag the files to the Trash).




  • jaynefromchattanooga Level 1 (0 points)

    Ding Ding Ding

    We have a winner folks!

    Thanks Barry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)



    Once again, I've typed without fully engaging my brain, and no none called me on it, yet. Yes, hold the Option key, not the Command key. Thanks to Barry and Peggy for getting it right.



  • jaynefromchattanooga Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You for getting the ball rolling!  It was truly a fun first time in this supportive community.  I won't be afraid to return with my questions.

  • JarredA Level 1 (0 points)

    I, having the same issue, am pressing and holding the option key while in finder and selecting the go menu on my powerbook with OS X 10.5.8 and I cannot find the library folder. I search for library in "go to folder" and can find it, but when I go into the folder, select the one that says "application support", and select "iwork 09", I only get two folders. One that says "content" and one that says "frameworks," neither of which contain any saved template information or documents. Please help! 

  • Badunit Level 6 (11,615 points)

    In OS's earlier than 10.7, the Library folder is not hidden and you can get to it via Finder. No need to go to the Go menu and hold down Option. The original poster in this thread has 10.7.2 so the instructions were provided for that version of the OS. For you, with 10.5.8, simply navigate to the Library folder via Finder.

  • Barry Level 7 (29,997 points)

    minor edit:


    "For you, with 10.5.8, simply navigate to the your Library folder via Finder."


    OS X keeps several Library folders, one for itself and one for each user account registered on the machine. The full path to your templates is:


    Mac HD/Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/iWork/Numbers/Templates/My Templates/