Disk Utility Location

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gnortenjones, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. gnortenjones macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2008
    I'm a mac newbie (I've had my new imac since Thurs), so feel free to talk to me REAL slow.

    I needed to format an external drive, so I went to go use the disk utility for the first time. I couldn't find it in the utility folder in the apps directory, so I searched in spotlight for it.

    Spotlight found it, and when I checked it's location, it said it WAS in the utility folder in the apps directory.

    What the furry hell is going on here? Why isn't it showing up in the apps folder?

  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    Did you check inside the Utility folder? Not just in the main apps-folder?
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Try toggling through the view options in finder. Sometimes the icons are overlapping or out of view and showing in list view usually locates it.

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