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    ShawnBoucke's Avatar
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    Jan 21, 2010
    Organizing Applications
    Is there a way to organize applications in the "applications" folder that will not confuse the OS? I tried alias icons in other folders, and put those in the dock, but it seemed excessive. I am wondering about regular folders in the "applications" folder (like word processors, or browser folders), or a way to list them by their use instead of by name?

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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    You can do that for the apps which install by a simple drag and drop.
    Ex. I have all 6 of my web browsers sitting in a Browser folder.

    Many of the ones that use an installer (ex. MS Office) may well become confused.

    Try it, if they work - ok, if not - move them back, no harm no foul.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Some installers might place the application in the Utilities sub-folder within Applications. You should leave those there. Some utility applications have installers that place them in the Applications folder instead of the Utilities folder. Same rule.

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