Finding your Applications Folder

In this lesson for macOS Mojave on the Mac, I look at the different ways you can find your Applications folder, which is where all your Applications for your Mac are located. I also take a real quick look at how you can access your Applications from the Launchpad app.

Applications Location
The Applications folder is located under your Macintosh HD. This folder contains all your applications. If you install an application, this is where it will be installed by default. The Applications folder is accessible by any user on your Mac. Each user also has an Applications folder, This folder is located within the users Home folder along with the user’s documents, download, and other folders. Any application install in this folder is only accessible by that user.

Accessing Applications under Go in the Menu Bar
If you are in the Finder, you can select Go in the Menu Bar and then select Applications. When you do this, the Applications folder that contains all the applications for all the users will open in a new window.

Accessing Applications from the Sidebar in a Finder Window
By default, in the sidebar of a Finder window, you will see Applications. Select this to open your current Finder window to your Applications folder that contains all the applications for all the users.

Accessing Applications from Launchpad
Launchpad is an application that is installed on your Dock by default. When you open this application, it shows you all your applications in sheets, much like the iPhone or iPad does. You can swipe to the left or right to get to the different sheets as well as search for an application from the search field at the top of the display when Launchpad is open.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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