Trouble with moving apps folder

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  1. welshboy

    welshboy New Member

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    Hey i done this easily before on 1.1.2 and i even made a tutorial somewhere on this forum on how to do it, but now when i use winscp and log into my iPod and i move the applications folder to /private/var/Applications then create a symlink in the root dir to the /private/var/Applications folder its all fine and dandy, then when i restart none of my apps load, as if their not there or something:S what could be wrong? permissions? or something please help as bosstools doesnt move my apps folder for somereason:S or if it does it moves it to a location and only frees an extra 1mb or 2mb
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    welshboy New Member

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    someone help please?
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    welshboy New Member

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    can someone please help me? this is so annoying, i dont know what to do:| and no one here seems to want to help for some reason
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    I feel your pain

    Try chmoding?
  5. weenipper53

    weenipper53 New Member

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    here you go
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    thanks for you'r help weenipper53 but, i get an error when i enter the command cp -R /Applications_/
    " failed with return code 1 and an error message cp: missing destination file operand after '/Applications_' "
  7. weenipper53

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    Move your applications folder to the /private/var folder by typing the following:

    Code:
    mv /Applications /private/var/Applications
    3.
    Change directory to / by typing

    Code:
    cd /
    4.
    Create a symbolic link to the Applications folders new location:

    Code:
    ln -s /private/var/Applications Applications
    5.
    Type the following to get a directory list of /, so we can make sure the symbolic link was created correctly:

    Code:
    ls -la
    In the list that comes up, you should have an entry similar to this one:

    Code:
    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 25 Oct 12 22:31 Applications -> /private/var/Application
  8. trialnterror

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    did you get this to work

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