OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Move AppStore Stuff To User Application Folder

Jun 24, 2012

I have set up my mom with an older Macbook Pro of mine to save her from the evils of the PC. I set up two users, one for her and one for me; hers is uber simple (big icons, only the essentials in the doc) mine is crazy complicated. We share apps, of course, which was fine until I realized she is going to want to download Mah Jongg game apps and the like from the App Store, and I would LOVE it if I didn't have to have all that cluttering up the root Applications folder.I already tried to move one app from root to her user's Applications folder and all that moved was an alias, the app stayed at root. So how does one move these things? Is there a way via the finder? Can I use terminal.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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ITunes :: Move All ITunes Stuff From One User To A Different User?

Jul 3, 2012

How do I move all my iTunes stuff from one user to a different user (NOT to Shared) on the same iMac?  I am the administrator.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Mac Pro :: Recovering Botched User Folder Move

Oct 30, 2010

I have just added an SSD to my Mac Pro. I installed Snow Leopard onto the SSD but wanted to move the user directory off the SSD. However, I wasn't thinking, and rather than copying the user folders as created by the new installation to the HDD I instead altered the user directory under advanced user settings to point at the original HDD install. Further complicating things I specified a different initial user when installing - i.e Bob was user id 501 on the original install, and Fred user id 502. On this install Fred is 501 and Bob is 502. This means that when I pointed the SSD OSX install at the old HDD user directory (named Fred), I, Fred, didn't have any read/write permissions for the folder, Bob did. I know I have made this all sound complicated but I really am not sure what to do. Ideally I would wipe the SSD and start again but that isn't a trivial process. I am now feeling a little screwed and irritated with myself - I should never have pointed a new install at an old user directory complete with settings etc, and to compound things the user IDs are mixed up.

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OS X :: User Folder Move Off SSD - Include Library?

Oct 30, 2010

I know the prevailing opinion is to move the Users folder (i.e. all home folders) off an SSD boot drive and onto an HDD in order to increase available space and avoid thrashing the SSD. However, it occurs to me that by moving the users folder the Library folder is also moved (~/Library/). Doesn't this compromise the speed increase gained from having an SSD? The application will start quickly but then have to wait for the HDD in order to load preferences.

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OS X :: Application Folder Copy In User Menu?

Sep 16, 2010

I seem to have lost my Applications folder from my User menu under Places in Finder. It is still present however, in the Macintosh HD menu under Devices. So I thought I would just drag it to my User menu where there was one before, however it started to copy the folder there. Is this the correct way to get it back there, should it in fact be copying the Application folder? Seems like a waste of nearly 11GB to simply have a copy there.

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MacBook Pro :: Drag To Folder Install Or Move Application

Aug 6, 2010

I just got my macbook and I am completely new to it. When I "drag" to application folder to install something does it completely move that file to that folder or does it make a copy of it. Because I don't want wasted space having the same file on my HDD. Can I delete the original spot of the filer without messing things up?

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Applications :: Move "Microsoft User Data" Of Office 2011 Out Of User "Document" Folder

Nov 19, 2010

In Office 2008, you can move "Microsoft User Data" in "Documents" folder to "~/Library/Preferences/".
In office 2011, this trick does not work. Whenever I move "Microsoft User Data" to "~/Library/Preferences/", it will be re-created in "Documents" again.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: No Longer Move Program Icons From Applications Folder To A Sub Folder

Jun 11, 2012

After installing Lion, I can no longer move program icons from my applications folder to a sub folder. When I do, it makes a copy and leave the original in the applications folder. When I then try to delete the icon in the applications folder it tells me it's required by the OS and won't let me delete. I'm forced to keep certan applications such as Time Machine and Stickies in the application folder.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Move More Then 128 Files At A Time From Folder To Folder

Jun 8, 2012

This is a recent occurrence i ust to be able to move hundreds at once?why this changed and what di I do about it?

I Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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OS X Mountain Lion :: How To Create Application Folder In Home Folder

Aug 29, 2014

I'm using MacBook Pro Early 2011 model with Mountain Lion (10.8.5).

I recently noticed that there was an application folder in my home folder (the folder with your username), but that application folder had been empty. I remember I used to be able to access to my applications from that folder, but not anymore. 

Since the folder was empty, I deleted it before doing further research. 

After deleting the empty application folder from the home folder, I looked up and some said the application folder in the home folder and the application folder in Macintosh HD are two different folders. I don't know what it means, but I would like to have an application folder with applications in my home folder. Is this possible? or should I just make an Alias folder and put it in my home folder?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Move Files From Root To User?

Jun 2, 2012

I was having a lot of problems with my new (Christmas 11) MPB. It was very sluggish and occasionally would freeze. I took it to my Apple Store and the Genius said I was running all my apps in root and had too many files on the desktop.They should be under a user. Any files on the desktop are refreshed frequently, such as graphics (CAD, pictures, etc.) and that was what was killing performance. She then proceded to move my files/apps to my user profile.

Since I am the only user, I never paid any attention to where the files were.I would like to verify the information above and do the same process on two other computers, but I didn't catch enough of what she did to do it solo.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I7, 8GB, 750GB, Lion

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Application Did Not Start At Stand-art User

Feb 11, 2012

I installed  the virtual microscope application "Virtual microscope 6.2.2" as system administrator and all works fine.As soon as I switched to my daughters account (standart-user) the application did not start. All I know is that the application needs java but I see no hint for additional requirements or permissions and also no error messages.I'm using OS-Lion, version 10.7.3?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Migrating To New HDD In MBP - Best Way To Move Stuff

Nov 30, 2010

Looking to replace the 5400rpm drive with a new 7200rpm drive, but what is the best way to move all my stuff over? Should I clone the drive or is it better to do a fresh install and go through the hassle of reinstalling all my stuff?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Switching To Application Doesn't Move To Correct Desktop

Apr 16, 2012

I have an annoying problem with application switching since I have upgraded to Mac OS Lion from Snow Leopard.Now switching between applications doesn't work as good as it was in Snow Leopard.

Right now I have Finder and Xcode opened. Xcode is assigned to only one specific Desktop and Finder is assigned to None. And when I am in Xcode for example and use Cmd-Tab to switch to Finder, it deactivates my current window, but doesn't move to the space with Finder or makes Finder active. Then, I press Cmd-Tab again, and it makes Finder active (My top panel controls show Finder now) but I still stay in the space with Xcode. And further switching doesn't do anything. So I then need to manually to click on the Finder icon in the Dock. And the same is vice versa when switching from Finder to Xcode. 

If I switch by clicking the Finder Dock icon it then works in two steps: first time it deactivates current window, and after second click it moves to Finder Desktop and makes Finder active. 

Another issue is with Safari when I am in Fullscreen mode and have also Activity window opened. If I am in Finder and switch with Cmd-Tab to Safari, it just shows me the Activity window in the same Desktop no matter how many times I Cmd-Tab. To switch to Main Safari window I need to click on the Dock icon.If I switch only by clicking the Dock icon, then I again need to click it twice. 

Option for moving to space with selected application in Preference Pane is switched on and Automatically rearrangement of last used applications as well. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)

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OS X :: 2008 Mac Pro - Move All Stuff On Computer

Sep 18, 2009

I am getting a 2008 Mac Pro and handing off my 2006 mac Pro to the wife. What is the easiest way to move all my stuff. The 2008 comes with Leopard. So I was thinking about putting in an SSD drive in the 2008, loading in Snow Leopard and then copying over my application user folder? Or is there a better way?

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OS X :: How To Create New Account And Move Important Stuff

Sep 12, 2009

Did an archive and install of Leopard then installed Snow Leopard. 90% of Video sites would not work. Uninstalled and reinstalled Flash. Uninstalled ShockWave, tried to reinstall received message could not reinstall with 10.6.1. Attempt to install adobe air, received this message: "couldn't write the application to hard drive - please verify and try again." performed verify disk, disk permissions, repair permissions all ok. Attempted to install Air again, same message.

Tried to use Time Machine to open Safari from a week ago, received message: I did not have permission.
Using Macbook Pro, 2g memory, 80g hd, with 42g free.
Backed up on ext. HD,
One more, getting a lot of spinning wheels when using Safari that causes a lockup and hard re-start.

I have an expensive piece of software that uses adobe air and I create videos for my business and I'm not able to do so now. I just logged off of my admin account and logged on with a guest account. Video and flash seem to be working with the guess account. I didn't check adobe air or TM. How can I create a new account and move the important apps, files, docs, etc. that I need from the main account to the new one. Al of my business is setup on the mail account, emails, downloads etc.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Move A Folder With Its Contents?

Mar 17, 2012

how do I move a folder with its contents? I can copy them but not move them.Intel iMac running latest Lion.

iMac intel, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Where Is Application Folder Located

Apr 28, 2012

where is the applications folder located

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OS X :: Macbook Just Stopped Working - Can Move The Cursor Around The Blue Screen And Stuff ?

Feb 27, 2009

had my macbook for about a year and a half and recently it just stopped working. Literally it was fine one minute and the next the screen was just black. I tried turning it on and off and now it stays at the boot screen for like 30 minutes and then just goes to a blue screen. I can move the cursor around the blue screen and stuff but there are no icons and there is no finder or anything. everytime i turn it off and back on the same thing, bootscreen and then bluescreen.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Getting A User Folder Anymore In New Version?

Mar 1, 2012

I just bought an iMac and I'm trying to move some settings from an OS 10.4 version of Firefox to my new Lion version, but I can't find a Library folder inside my user folder.

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OS X V10.7 :: Missing User Library Folder In Lion

Mar 6, 2012

I can't see the library folder under my user account, but some files are still showing a file path from there.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.53 intel core 2 duo, 4gb ram

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Name Of User In Shared Folder @ Finder?

Apr 14, 2012

I try to buy music in iTunes. I learned that I have not set correctly the rights on the shared folder in the Finder. I tried to correct the rights to read and write for all three user groups, it´s still not working.I figured that one of the three users is not correct:

1. system (me)

2. wheel

3. everyone 

In my case, it´s not showing system, but it´s stating "loading" with a ?.I think I can´t buy music cause of the missing name in the shared folder, right?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Un-hide The User Library Folder?

Jun 16, 2012

My User Library folder has disappeared again.  Using Go to Folder ~Library no longer works to get to my Domain.sites file.

I recently did a software update and it no longer works to find my Domain.sites file.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: IMac Keeps Freezing When Try To Move A Folder Or File?

May 19, 2012

My Finder on my iMac keeps freezing when I try to move a folder or file, or when I try to empty the trash can. I have tried to Force Quit Finder, but when I do it does not start back up and I have to manually turn the computer off with the power button.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhoto 11

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Possible To Copy A User's Home Folder On Machine

Mar 20, 2012

I want to sync my MacBook Pro w/ my iMac (both running Lion).I want to be able to come home from a business trip and have all of the new / edited info on my MacBook (new photos (organized & edited), changes to various folders in "documents", random files/folders added to desktop, changes made in iTunes, etc) show up on my iMac, which I work off of while at home. And of course the reverse - sync the changes on my iMac to my MacBook before I travel again.Wouldn't it be possible to copy a User's Home Folder on Machine 1 to an external drive, and then use that to replace / update the Home Folder on Machine 2?Or possibly do a complete Disc Clone (i.e. Super Duper) of Machine 1, and then use that to "restore" Machine 2? What are the pros and cons?And any better solutions? I realize that my proposals may be over simplified, but also that my goal must be a common one.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.8 GHz i5, 8GB ram

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Not Showing User Library Folder

Mar 25, 2012

When I open Finder on my iMac, then click on my user name in the sidebar, I am not seeing the Library folder for my user name. I need to modify some of the application support folders for specific applications, but I cannot find them using Finder. These folders are specific to my user name and are not located within the Macintosh HD/Library folder for the entire computer.

They should be in the path Macintosh HD/Users/[my username]/Library/Application Support/[application name].

But for some reason, the "Library" folder doesn't even show up in Finder when I click on Macintosh HD/Users/[my username]. It's visible when I open one of the applications and use preferences to access folders in the application support folder for that application, but not when trying to get to the same location using Finder -- which I need to do in order to copy and paste some of the files.

Info:iMac, MacBook Pro, iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4S, iPod Classic (160 GB)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change The Name Of The User Folder With The House Icon?

Mar 27, 2012

I am the only user on this account so I am using my admin account.  How do I change the name of the folder with the house icon in my harddrive?  I tried something that involves enabling a root user but that is only to change other account names.  I need to change the name of the folder with the house icon.


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Previous User Public Folder?

Apr 29, 2012

i have 1 user on my imac. when i access the imac over my network from my mbp, i see 3 folders - the hard drive folder, the main user folder, and also a public folder from a previous user which i have since deleted. there should only be 2 folders visible. 

when i search the imac, i can't find this rogue orphan public folder at all. how do i delete it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Delete, Move, Rename File, Folder In Memory

May 15, 2012

i can't delete, move, rename file, folder in my memory.

i can't format, erase on disk utility. 
MacBook Pro, MC313

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MacBook Pro :: Lost All Of User Stuff (logins - Email Accounts - Layout Preferences)

Dec 21, 2010

I was just doing a superduper backup which failed halfway through because i didnt realise my wd passport drive that was plugged in was auto backing stuff up and there must have been a conflict. Now, I dont know what to do. Email accounts.gone. Any registered apps, still there but reg details gone, any and all system preferences (like trackpad setup just came to mind) gone. Dock and all the items in it and crap I made to ,make it look fancy. gone. Stuff that loads at the stuff...gone.

I know this must have to do with my user directory but wtf? I know my timemachine backup is fine as i did one before all the problems, but is my superduperbackup screwed? I cant stress how screwed I am, I got reports due right before xmas and im like at square 1 now.

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