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    Where did my Applications folder go?
    I just had a new HD installed in my iMac. I noticed the Applications folder was not on my dock, so I found it using Preview. However, when I tried to put it on my dock it vanished, and now I cannot locate it.

    How can I find it now?

    Thanks guys!

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    So when you go to your HD on the desktop, there is no Applications folder inside of it? Also, try going to your desktop, going up to finder menu, and point to Go > Applications and see if it gets anywhere. This sounds pretty strange. Good luck.
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    Thanks image -- didn't know to look in the HD on the desktop, it was there.

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    No problem! Glad I could help. Now you can continue to enjoy your Mac!
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    you can use cmd ^ a keys to access your apps folder from desktop so tou don't have to have it on your dock. hope this helps. fj

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    Yea, you can't put things on your dock from the finder's side bar. It will just pull it off the sidebar. You can put the Apps folder back on that by going to the folder (inside the HD icon) and dragging it back to the sidebar too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flapjack View Post
    you can use cmd ^ a keys to access your apps folder from desktop so tou don't have to have it on your dock. hope this helps. fj
    Is that right? It doesn't work on my MBP. When I enter cmd^a it brings up Safari and a particular web page. I'm still trying to figure that one out. But, it doesn't bring up the Applications folder.

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    For me, Cmd+Shift+A tells my Safari to Auto-fill for forms or the like. There's probably some setting you can change that will make that shortcut access the apps folder.
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    /facepalm you have to be in finder for that shortcut to work, duders. Not chilling in Safari on macforums still.

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    *Chuckle*
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