Will MAMP work if the MAMP folder is not located in the Applications directory? MAMP GmbH December 22, 2015 11:11 Updated Follow No. In order to work properly the MAMP folder has to be located in the Applications folder. Related articles Can I use MAMP at the same time as MAMP PRO? I cannot get my Remote site to work? My Apache Server will not start? Where should I store my HTML and PHP pages? My https site shows a warning when I try to open it.