Okay to move Apps from Applications to Utilities?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maddin4j, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. maddin4j macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2009
    I was wondering if it is okay to move applications in the "Applications" folder to the "Utilities" folder. Does it actually make any difference? Will everything work just as fine as if it was in the "Applications" folder?

    I am asking because there are apps like Automator, which I never use, but would like to keep. And since Automator comes with OS X, it makes it look like as if I shouldn't remove it.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I don't see why it wouldn't be ok. It is just a folder that it titled Utilities.
  3. maddin4j thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2009
    okay thanks. just tried it and I think every app from Apple required to enter the admin password. Everything seems to work fine. Thanks!
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    I think this may cause problems with the Apple Software Update, because it will expect Apple applications to be in the default place. But if so, it should just be a matter of moving them back to where they 'belong' before running Software Update.

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