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Applications folder disappeared from the dock on my mac mini


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One day it was there; the next it was gone. How do I get it back?
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Open your Finder. Grab the Application folder from the side bar with your mouse or trackpad and drag it and drop it on the RIGHT side of the divider line of the Dock.
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What divider line?


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Open your Finder. Grab the Application folder from the side bar with your mouse or trackpad and drag it and drop it on the RIGHT side of the divider line of the Dock.
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Look closely at your Dock. On the right side of the Dock you'll see a thin black line on it. Drop the Applications folder to the right of that line. Let us know if that works for you.
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Look closely at your Dock. On the right side of the Dock you'll see a thin black line on it. Drop the Applications folder to the right of that line. Let us know if that works for you.
There's no thin black line on mine but I did end up getting them back. The folder looks like a music folder but all of them are in there. Thanks for your help
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Right click on the Application folder on the Dock that you replaced and select: Name, Folder, List. That should get your folder back to normal. Also I don't know why you're not seeing the line unless you've got your Dock on the sides instead of on the bottom of your display.
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Right click on the Application folder on the Dock that you replaced and select: Name, Folder, List. That should get your folder back to normal. Also I don't know why you're not seeing the line unless you've got your Dock on the sides instead of on the bottom of your display.
Thanks CHSCAG! I've got it back and it looks like an applications folder! My mini is a few years (3?) old. Maybe there was no black line then? Anyway, I had to figure out how to "right click" as I have the wireless apple mouse and there's no buttons! Thanks for the help!
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TMy mini is a few years (3?) old. Maybe there was no black line then?
Could be a dashed white line - sort of like a lane line on an expressway.
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I would think that you mean the launch pad icon which leads to applications. The launchpad is in applications and easily inserts at any point on the dock. possibly you or another user accidentally slid it into trash as i have done.
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And using late version operating systems there is a very slight, thin line to the left of the Trash.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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