I have run cp -R /Applications/example1.app /Applications/example2.app yet only example1.app shows in Launchpad. I can see it in Finder as two different apps but not in Launchpad.

Do I need to edit something within the package contents of the app to get it to appear in Launchpad? Permissions?

I am curious as to what MacOS needs to be able to differentiate an application so that it can appear in Finder.

  • Have you retartedyour machine since you added the 2nd application? – Natsfan Nov 24 '20 at 15:55
  • @jmh Yes, I have. – caesartcs Nov 24 '20 at 16:21

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