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    Unhappy Mac HD library folder and user library folder?
    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

    (folders)
    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.

    HTH,

    - Simon

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

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