In macOS Sierra this information was stored in:

~/Library/Application Support/App Store/updatejournal.plist

But in macOS High Sierra this file only contains the 3rd Party Apps from the App Store. The Update Information from Apple Updates is apparently stored somewhere else

Is there a second file somewhere else, or where is this information now stored?

2 Answers 2


It’s in a different location now:


Don't forget to reboot.


General System Updates but also Updates from Apple Products like Xcode for example can be found at /Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist

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