Utilities Folder missing from Applications Dock Folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stonewall777, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. stonewall777 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2010

    My Utilities folder is missing from my Applications folder
    on my Dock, I realize this is an alias to my applications folder.

    But when I open the applications folder from finder,
    it's right there as it should be.

    So, Ive tried dragging everything. I can drag the utilities
    folder to the dock. I can't seem to drag the utilities folder from
    the finder into the applications folder on the dock, probably
    because it's an alias?

    But I cannot get an applications folder on my dock
    that contains the utilities folder. It used to be there
    but now something is different.

    os x 10.9.1

    I'm missing something
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Try firing up Terminal and running the command "killall Dock" after freshly dragging the folder from the root of the drive back in.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, yeah. More accurately, because it's not a folder.

    If you remove the Applications "alias" from the Dock, then go to your User folder and drag the real Applications folder back to the Dock, you should have the Utilities folder available. If not, something is probably wrong with your Dock plist file. The Terminal command suggested above should clear that up.

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