I am looking for the installer for the OS X operating system installer I downloaded. Where is it stored?

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Found it:

in the /Applications folder

  • 3
    ...until you install it, then it's gone, so make a copy to another location first, in case you need it again.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 9, 2016 at 18:37
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    While Apple's support documents say the the installers wind up in /Applications, this isn't always the case. I just downloaded the installer, and it's available to use in Software Update, but it isn't in /Applications/ or findable by Spotlight. support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372
    – Merchako
    Jun 1, 2022 at 22:10

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