How To Use And Access Your Mac’s Utilities Folder

Your Mac’s Utilities folder contains a number of system utility applications that are designed to optimize computer performance. Some of them are:

  • Activity Monitor.
  • Airport Utility.
  • Terminal.
  • Audio MIDI Setup.
  • Bluetooth File Exchange.
  • Digital Color Meter.
  • VoiceOver Utility.
  • System Information.
  • Grapher.
  • Script Editor.
  • Disk Utility.
  • Screenshot.
  • Migration Assistant.
  • Keychain Access.
  • Console.
  • ColorSync Utility.
  • Boot Camp Assistant.

Mac Utilities Folder

This folder is one of the default folders included in macOS. If you are a new Mac user, you may have issues finding this folder. This folder is found inside of the Applications folder.

Where is Utilities folder on your Mac?

There a number of different ways to access this folder:

  1. Press these keys together to open the Utilities folder: Shift-Command-U.Mac Keyboard to open utilities folder
  2. You can use Spotlight. Launch Spotlight (Command-Space) and search Utilities and click to open it.Spotlight to open utilities
  3. You can use the Finder app (located in your Dock). Click Finder, select Applications in the left sidebar, then find and click the Utilities folder. Mac Finder Utilities
  4. Open a Finder window and then click Go and Utilities. Finder Go Utilities
  5. If you use this folder often or if you think you will use this folder often, then you may want to add it to your Dock for easy access. Again open Finder, then click Applications and find the Utilities folder. Now click the folder and then drag it to the right side of the Mac Dock.

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  1. After about 1 1:2 hrs on my new MacBook air I’ve managed to get the icons on the bottom , sign in to a few things but unable to transfer stuff from my old MacBook which means I really can’t use my new laptop now. I’ll have to search my village for someone who knows how to work it. I won’t hold my breath as everyone is over 56. I am 81 and been using computers for 50 years and my MacBook for 10 but can’t set up the new one. DEFINITELY age discrimination. Where I bought it couldn’t do it either. Why does it have to be so blinking COMPLICATED!!


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