How to Get Missing Applications Folder Back on MacBook/Mac mini/iMac

Summary

Applications folder gone from Mac and want know how to get it back? Read this post to get easy methods to restore missing Application folder to Finder or Dock.

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Dec. 20, 2016

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“I accidently lost my applications folder from Finder sidebar as well as the icon on the dock. And I can’t find the Applications folder on Mac now. I’m running macOS Sierra on my MacBook Pro. Is there anyone who knows how to get it back? Thank you!”

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Applications folder in Finder shows all your Mac apps and you can quickly manage your apps in this folder, no matter the apps are downloaded from App Store or websites. If you can't find the application folder on Mac, it may cause you inconveniences, for example, deleting apps. So how to get the lost Applications folder back on MacBook/Mac mini/iMac? Keep reading on this post to get the answers.

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1. How to Restore Missing Application Folder in Finder

If you inadvertently remove your Applications folder from Finder sidebar, you can get it back with following steps:

Step 1. Go to Finder Menu > Click Preference.

How to Get Applications Folder Back to Finder Sidebar – Step 1

How to Get Applications Folder Back to Finder Sidebar – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Sidebar tab and re-check Applications.

How to Get Applications Folder Back to Finder Sidebar – Step 2

How to Get Applications Folder Back to Finder Sidebar – Step 2

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2. How to Add Applications Folder to Dock

After restoring the Application folder in Finder, you can add it to Dock to quickly access Applications on Mac.

Step 1. Open Finder.

Step 2. Right-click the Applications icon in the sidebar and choose Add to Dock.

How to Add Applications Folder to Dock – Step 2

How to Add Applications Folder to Dock – Step 2

Step 3. Then you can right-click on the folder on the Dock to set how you would like it displayed, i.e. Fan, List, Grid, etc.

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