3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 6:08 AM by mende1
Jamilhere Level 1 Level 1

Hi people.


I am about to complete an extensive backup of my homefolder, before creating a new user account to free up some disk space. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1974

While double checking everything, I am concerned that there are zero items in the applications folder inside my homefolder. The applications are all found in the Applications icon in 'places' right beneith the homefolder.

Will the applications resurface in the new user account, or do i need to copy them as well.


Any suggestions are warmly welcome.





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
Reply by mende1 on Jul 30, 2013 5:54 AM Helpful

It's normal that you don't see your apps inside the Applications folder in your user's folder. By default, OS X stores applications in /Applications and not in ~/Applications. The only difference is that apps stored in /Applications can be run in all users, and apps in ~/Applications are designed to run in one user.


You don't have to worry about that, so everything is working correctly

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