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A while ago I wanted to make things more convenient so I organized the my Mac applications in folders. Little did I know, it prevented Software Updates to detect needed updates.

Now, I've been trying to revert things the way they were. For most Apple application, thats easy, just put it at the root Application folder. However there is the "Utilities" folder, that I played with a bit.

Which application should and should NOT be in this folder?enter image description here

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I don't know if Time Machine and System Preferences are supposed to be there. But I'm on 10.6, might be different. –  slhck Oct 18 '11 at 20:27

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Applications

  • Address Book
  • App Store
  • Automator
  • Calculator
  • Chess
  • Dashboard
  • Dictionary
  • DVD Player
  • FaceTime
  • Font Book
  • iCal
  • iChat
  • Image Capture
  • iTunes
  • Launchpad
  • Mail
  • Mission Control
  • Photo Booth
  • Preview
  • QuickTime Player
  • Safari
  • Stickies
  • System Preferences
  • TextEdit
  • Time Machine

Utilities

  • Activity Monitor
  • AirPort Utility
  • AppleScript Editor
  • Audio MIDI Setup
  • Bluetooth File Exchange
  • Boot Camp Assistant
  • ColorSync Utility
  • Console
  • DigitalColor Meter
  • Disk Utility
  • Grab
  • Grapher
  • Java Preferences
  • Keychain Access
  • Migration Assistant
  • Network Link Conditioner
  • Network Utility
  • Podcast Capture
  • Podcast Publisher
  • RAID Utility
  • Services Manager
  • System Information
  • Terminal
  • VoiceOver Utility
  • X11
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Thanks that helps a lot. Let it be a notice for people - don't move Apple applications into folders, it messes it up. –  nute Oct 19 '11 at 9:11

On my system, these ones from your screenshot are in Applications, not Utilities:

  • iSync
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • System Preferences
  • Time Machine
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