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Mac HD library folder and user library folder?


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Hello,

I am looking for insight on the reason I have two separate library folders on my mac and if and how I can consolidate these because I am the only user on my mac.

(more detail) my Macintosh HD look like this

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applications
documents
library
system
users

* then under users in my user account with a whole other set of folders *

my issue is that when I install software it gets split or duplicated between these two different library and document folders, how can I have only one? or is this not possible?


Thanks for any help
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These need to be separate, as you have guessed already the User Library folder contains information about programs connected to your user account. I can see why you want to consolidate these into one, but as the OS has been built it needs these to be separate and not conjoined.

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And actually, there are more than two folders named Library on your Mac.
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