I have 3 Application folders on my system with Big Sur? I do not understand that and cannot delete any of them. As far as I know there should be a main one in SYSTEM and that is there and contains all OS apps and all other apps that I have added.
The one in the USER is a personal one that I seldom use. Since I am the only user of this computer I put everything in the SYSTEM Application folder.
I have a 3rd Application folder on the Mac HD. Not a subdirectory of anything. I believe it only contains apps that are a part of the operating system. I don’t remember ever having something like this and would like to delete it. It is confusing and I do not see why it is there. A couple weeks ago I accidentally deleted most of the files on my system and am rebuilding it file by file from an old backup that was a few weeks old and does not have the things I changed or added in the last few weeks, if you think that makes a difference.,
It is confusing and I would like to get rid of it. When I install new apps and direct them to the Applications folder, they go into the System/Applications as I would expect or hope.