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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 ?

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  • Could you give an example of what you're asking ? 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 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.

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  • 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
    – ohboy21
    Apr 17 '13 at 8:41
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    For all apps at once just use ln -s /Volumes/Macintosh2/Applications2/*.app /Applications/ Nov 29 '18 at 4:16

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