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.

  • 3
    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

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.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .