Missing, need a solution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jrobohn, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jrobohn macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013
    Northeast Kansas

    I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro and my Utilities folder located in my applications folder is empty. My spotlight wont find the application I need either. I am not exactly sure how my utilities folder's contents went missing but I am looking for a solution without paying 300$ for 3 years of applecare yet(I know its recommended).

    Thank you,

  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I'd reinstall OSX from the recovery partition and restore from a backup. Doesn't sound like a hardware issue.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Did you try the following search methods?

    To find system files via Finder, that can't be found via Spotlight:

    And does anyone else have admin access or access at all to your MBP?

    And I agree with blueroom, it is not a hardware issue, a simple reinstall will work quite well, and as far as I know, no personal data and settings and already user installed applications should be deleted during this process.

    I guess you do not use any kind of backup strategy?

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