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I am using OSX 10.8. Is it possible to map an extra Application folder to launchpad so that launchpad will pick .app from that folder too ?

I have osx install disk names OSX and i install apps in 'Applications' folder. Now i have added one more disk named "Macintosh" i have installed some programmes in that disk too. I want to get the apps in Macintosh>Applications in Launchpad.

There should be a way right ?

Does that makes sense ?

  • Could you give an example of what you're asking ? – Matthieu Riegler Apr 12 '13 at 5:57
  • @MatthieuRiegler okay. i have osx install disk names OSX and i install apps in 'Applications' folder. Now i have added one more disk named "Macintosh" i have installed some programmes in that disk too. I want to get the apps in Macintosh>Applications in Launchpad. Does that makes sense ? – niksmac Apr 12 '13 at 7:17
  • I think that won't be so easy. Launchpad does not only require the apps to be in Applications, but it also looks for the libraries under Library – bluewoodtree Apr 12 '13 at 11:41
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You can try to "symlink" the files on your other partition to your Applications-Folder.

For example:

ln -s /Volumes/Macintosh2/Applications2/App.app /Applications/

Launchpad follow the symlink and show the Apps.

  • Okay i will try this and let you know the result? do i need to symlink all apps ? – niksmac Apr 17 '13 at 6:08
  • You can try to symlink your App-Folder on the other hard drive/partition – Bastian Gruber Apr 17 '13 at 8:41
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    For all apps at once just use ln -s /Volumes/Macintosh2/Applications2/*.app /Applications/ – Mutual Exception Nov 29 '18 at 4:16

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