View Full Version : Can I delete this application folder?

29th November 2007, 03:51 PM
I have an application folder in my home directory with nothing inside it, exactly the same as the one on the main drive however it is just a blank folder called Applications. I am the only user using this computer (I believe it is for multiple user accounts) is it safe to delete it or perhaps create an alias linking to the real application folder on the non-user part of leopard?

29th November 2007, 03:53 PM
Any chance of a screen grab, just so we can give the correct advised (without trying to determine it from your description). You know picture tells the full story in the correct context?

29th November 2007, 04:26 PM
Thanks hopefully these are enough.

Home directory with application folder

Inside that application folder

Hard drive directory

Inside that application folder

29th November 2007, 05:33 PM
AFAIK you can delete it. As you said it's for applications that you want on only your user.

29th November 2007, 05:34 PM
Should be fine?

29th November 2007, 05:49 PM
It was most likely created by Crossover

29th November 2007, 05:49 PM
Yeah, probably an Install gone wrong from a dodgy developer...

29th November 2007, 05:55 PM
I first noticed mine a few months ago. (Tiger
I don't have Crossover installed

29th November 2007, 08:39 PM
I've noticed if you create an Applications folder inside your home folder it will get the Applications folder icon as the main one does. It can certainly be deleted. I actually set user Application folders up like this for a client who's machines needed to have multiple versions of applications in different languages. Different users were set up in different languages and would see the right versions of the applications they needed.