Accidentally deleted the "Applications" folder, what can i do?

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  1. ProgWRX

    ProgWRX Citizen Dildo

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    Hay guys :wtc:

    I was helping my brother install Office 2004, and after i did, he also told me to place his "Applications" folder right into the dock in order to get to them faster. I was using his Macbook and the trackpad (which i hate) and accidentally dropped the Applications folder INTO the trash. I quickly went inside the trash in order to find and try to restore it, but the folder was nowhere to be found. Now i try searching the HD for "applications" but come up empty and none of the main programs work.


    Is there anything i can do besides reinstalling OSX?


    Also : why didnt the Applications folder show up in the trash and just totally deletes itself with a simple drag? :hs:

    Please help :wtc:
     
  2. LifeBurnsFaster

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    open finder
    open macintosh hard drive
    move the applications folder to where you want it (sidebar, dock)
     
  3. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    he said he accidentally dragged it into the trash. he know how to move it to the dock.

    sorry man, you're not by any chance using his mac right now, are you? if so, obviously his applications are still working. one option would be to try right clicking on one of the applications and go to "Show in Finder" and see if that helps?
     
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    nah im on my PC. (i have a desktop pc and a macbook pro)

    his app folder is definately gone. None of the dock apps will work and if i use spotlight and search for applications it wont show anything. thankfully his machine is fairly new and he doesnt have many documents, etc. saved on it. so we decided to just reinstall.


    i was wondering though, why didnt the applications folder show up on the trash when i opened it right after dropping the folder there? also why would it let you drag and drop the whole appls folder into the trash without even a warning? wtf lol i realize window's warnings are usually stupid and tiresome but if there is a correct moment in which to show a "are you sure you want to...." dialog is with THIS. :rofl:

    i still love my macbook pro tho :big grin:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    yeah, i agree. personally, i ALWAYS keep a copy of my applications folder in the dock right next to the trash can, and i never accidentally moved it into the trash can, but not that i know what happens, i'll probably put another file there so that there's some padding
     
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    yeah thats where i keep it on my macbook pro too, im definately going to add something in there between it :o
     
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    :dunno: i didn't think that it would have actually deleted it
     
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    The weird thing is that anytime you drag an icon from the dock to the trashcan or off the dock, it does the poof thing and dissapears, and this is just deleting the shortcut and has nothing to do with the actual program.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    well the applications folder wasnt already on the dock. it was in it's original location, but since it was a new computer, they wanted to put the applications folder onto the dock
     
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    yeah thankfully he didnt have many documents so we just formatted and reinstalled OSX
     

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