I recently brought a new Mac mini running Max OS X 10.7 Lion.

I downloaded the iOS SDK 4.3 and Xcode 3.2.6.dmg from Apple.

The download was successful and I was able to install it without any problem. But after installing, I cannot find Xcode in the /Developer/Applications folder.

All I do see there are performance tools and utilities folders.

Can anybody help me in properly installing Xcode on Lion?

2 Answers 2


For Lion you need Xcode 4 (not 3.2) This is available from the App Store or from a paid Developer account).

This will install the installer in /Applications, run this to install Xcode to /Developer

  • Thanks for the response Mark.Do i need to remove Xcode 3.2 before installing xcode 4?The standard uninstall command for uninstalling xcode is also not working.Can i directly install xcode 4?
    – Sreeram
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 11:03
  • xcode 3 and 4 can coexist - so if you have xcode 3 just add xcode 4 - in SL xcode 3 is renamed to /Developer-old
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 11:14

Look again in Applications. There's an Install Xcode application.

Run it.

  • Thanks for the response Randolph.I checked in /DEVELOPER/APPLICATIONS folder. There is nothing like that.And also in /DEVELOPER/Library folder there is no uninstall.So i am unable to uninstall it.
    – Sreeram
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 8:10
  • It's in /Applications.
    – apaderno
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 10:07
  • @kiamlaluno- It is not present in /Applications
    – Sreeram
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 11:01
  • The "Install Xcode" app is only present if you're downloading Xcode from the App Store. And if he were doing that, it would be Xcode 4, not Xcode 3.2.6.
    – BJ Homer
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 12:39
  • @Sreeram I was referring to Xcode 4.1, which is the version you should install on Mac OS X Lion.
    – apaderno
    Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 18:39

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