June 27th, 2008, 06:10 AM #1
Invisible Applications Folder inside App
I noticed this after the 10.5.3 upgrade. Inside the applications folder there is an invisible file (no icon) labeled Applications Folder. Get Info reveals it to be a unix executable file. I'm a newbie, and not sure what it means. Thanks ahead of time for any help.
I have an iMac, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM
June 27th, 2008, 08:56 AM #2
This is completely normal. MacOS X applications are actually special directory (folder) structures called bundles. The actual executable is a UNIX executable file inside the application bundle.
June 27th, 2008, 09:28 AM #3
Many thanks! I was worried that something was wrong.
June 29th, 2008, 09:49 PM #4
now you see it now you don't
My brother has an identical system, but has no such visible icon-less unix executable file in his applications folder. Weird.
June 29th, 2008, 10:13 PM #5
Yes, it does. Otherwise, your brother's applications would not run. Control-click (Right-click) on any application:
Originally Posted by mjsull51
- Scroll down to Show Package Contents.
- Open Contents.
- Open MacOS. The Unix-executable is the executable code for the app.