If I install a application using *.dmg image using user user1, it will be available when user2 log in as well? or it will be available only for user1 ?

  • Is just an app icon you drag to a folder icon, or is it an installer? – Harcker Jan 12 '18 at 21:11

It depends where it installs to.

If it goes into the main Applications folder, then yes, it's available to all users - though each user will have their own distinct prefs, saved under their account.

If it's installed to /Users/[your name]/Applications, then it's only available to that user.

  • How I can know where it will be installed before installing ? – username23423 Jan 12 '18 at 13:29
  • Most apps you simply drag from the open .dmg to where you wish. If it has an installer, it may ask. 99 out of 100 will default to shared Applications. – Tetsujin Jan 12 '18 at 13:31
  • @username23423 You can also check using Pacifist. – JMY1000 Jan 12 '18 at 13:48

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