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Before attempting to migrate data from my Time Machine, I looked in to see if my Adobe applications and others were there to transfer. The folder is empty. Is this normal? Thanks.

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    Is this the /Applications folder in your user account, or the Macintosh HD/Applications folder?
    – IconDaemon
    Jul 18 '15 at 14:36
  • Also, is this the empty folder in the Macintosh HD volume, or on the TM backup volume? Jul 18 '15 at 17:39
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There are two Application folders. One is under the root directory and should contain all of your Applications. This is /Applications

The other folder is in the User directory, so ~/Applications. ~/ is a shorthand for /Users/<UserName>. That folder is usually empty or has one or two stray Apps in there.

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