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Applications folder in home
Authored by: juz10mac on May 06, '05 12:14:57PM

I used to use a folder called "More Applications" that I made myself on my hard drive. I put all non-Apple stuff that I installed myself, there. That worked quite well for a while, then I got some applications that wouldn't work unless they were in /Applications. Now I just stuff everything in my Applications folder (unless it looks like a utility, then it goes in my Utilities folder). I also made a folder for games inside Applications, but I don't have very many and that folder often gets forgotten. When I install Tiger (in just two more weeks, come my birthday) I will wipe everything, leave the apple stuff and stuff that I find completely necessary in my Applications folder and I will put everything else in my home folder's Application folder. That brings me to my point: The system considers a folder called "Applications" in your home folder to be a valid place to put applications. The idea is that if you don't own, or have admin access to the computer, you still have a place to install applications. I would also say that this is more of my stuff and not Apple stuff, so it belongs in my home folder. If you don't believe me, just put an "Applications" folder in your home folder and watch it take on the appearance of your Applications folder. The change will take effect the next time finder is reloaded (logging out then back in, for example).

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