New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Moving/Sorting Apps into sub-folders within main Applications Folder


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
m021478

 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posts: 71
m021478 is on a distinguished road

m021478 is offline
Does anyone know if its 'OK' to begin moving/sorting some of my Apps that currently reside in the main 'Macintosh HD/Applications/' folder into sub-folders so that I can begin to have a little sense of organization in this folder? I've currently got about applications in my Applications folder, and its gotten a bit hectic as far as managing/finding the application I need at a particular moment, and I know that I could cut this number into less than half if I could, for example, group all of my iTunes/iPhone related apps into one folder, all of my Audio/Video tool apps into another folder, all of my backup apps into a third folder, etc...

Anyone have any idea if doing this will completely screw things up for me and my system? Are there any applications that should no be moved into sub-folders for any reason (i.e. Time Machine, Spaces, obviously the existing 'Utilities' folder, etc...)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
QUOTE Thanks
AlyciaAnimation

 
Member Since: Mar 04, 2008
Posts: 477
AlyciaAnimation has a spectacular aura about

AlyciaAnimation is offline
You can pretty much put your applications anywhere you want. The Applications folder is just to keep you a little more organized.

I'm not sure about applications like Photoshop where presets and plugins are located in folders alongside the actual photoshop.app. (I don't know why you wouldn't do this anyway), but if you have programs like photoshop move the entire folder, not just the app itself.
QUOTE Thanks
Brown Study

 
Brown Study's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 11, 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,964
Brown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to all
Mac Specs: G4 Tiger and OS 9

Brown Study is offline
The accepted wisdom is that moving apps can short-circuit any software updates that won't find them in the expected places. Some apps won't work if they are inside newly created folders, even if they and the new folders remain inside the Applications folder.

It might be better to make aliases of the apps, distribute the aliases to different folders, then ignore the apps folder.
QUOTE Thanks
Derek McNelly

 
Derek McNelly's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 04, 2008
Location: Center Line, Michigan
Posts: 1,587
Derek McNelly is just really niceDerek McNelly is just really niceDerek McNelly is just really niceDerek McNelly is just really nice
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 15" - 2.3 GHz Quad i7- 8GB RAM - 750GB Hybrid HD - OS X 10.8

Derek McNelly is offline
It's called Quicksilver, my good man.

MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz Quad i7 - 8GB RAM - 750GB HHD - OS X 10.8
MacBook 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD - OS X 10.6

MoTM February 2009
QUOTE Thanks
Brown Study

 
Brown Study's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 11, 2004
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,964
Brown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to allBrown Study is a name known to all
Mac Specs: G4 Tiger and OS 9

Brown Study is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek McNelly View Post
It's called Quicksilver, my good man.
Nah. Quicksilver's for suckahs. So's the dock. Especially the dock.

Classic Menu, on the other hand, is for those of us who are stuck in 1986 . . . er . . . appreciate System 6 . . . er . . . us purists. Yeah, that's it. Purists. No Spotlight, either.

QUOTE Thanks
m021478

 
Member Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posts: 71
m021478 is on a distinguished road

m021478 is offline
I've been using QuickSilver for years...its not a matter of being able to launch these apps quickly...its more an issue with being a frequent user/tester of new shareware apps, and I often forget many of the new ones I've recently downloaded, and trying to find them in my list of apps (below is honestly a real pain in the butt)...you'll notice from the screenshot below my use of color labels, which is what I currently do to sort and easily identify newly download apps...

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Sleepless iMac G3 | new build ? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Can't see all files and folders on W2K3 AFP share from Classic Apps eswafford OS X - Operating System 3 03-20-2006 06:51 PM
Applications (or other Finder Folders) in Dock? geekboy2000 OS X - Operating System 9 01-27-2006 10:34 AM
How do I access folders that contain space in Terminal. (ie. My Folder) AlexN Switcher Hangout 6 09-26-2005 01:01 AM
finder/pref window,can anyone tell me what this does? iNAP Schweb's Lounge 3 08-31-2005 02:13 PM
Copying one folder over another of the same name destroys data! Cloudane Switcher Hangout 28 05-18-2005 07:10 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?