Lost my Utils
April 13, 2006 4:39 PM   Subscribe

I accidentally deleted my Utilities folder (OS X 10.4.5) in a moment of madness. Was there anything in there I actually needed? I am kind of missing Grab. Is there somewhere to download it, or do I need to dig out the install disc?
posted by roofus to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
You can't download it, but you also don't have to go through the pain of a reinstall. The Pacifist utility can install only the files you need from your install disk.
posted by majick at 4:42 PM on April 13, 2006

Among other things, that folder has Terminal, Installer, Disk Utility, and Activity Monitor. Those are pretty useful.
posted by smackfu at 4:48 PM on April 13, 2006

Dig out the install disc and consider this a lesson learned.
You might also consider not doing everyday work in your Admin account.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:56 PM on April 13, 2006

I've always considered the Utility folder inviolable—in the early days of OS X, I started storing other stuff in there that I considered "utilities", but Something Bad seemed to happen as a result (I can't remember what), and I've been unwilling to change its contents since. Obviously some of the stuff could go, but some of it is pretty important.

Here's a list of what is in my factory-stock 10.4 Utilities folder, just so's you'll know:

Activity Monitor
AirPort Admin Utility
AirPort Setup Assistant
Audio MIDI Setup
Bluetooth File Exchange
ColorSync Utility
DigitalColor Meter
Directory Access
Disk Utility
iPod Software Updater
Keychain Access
Migration Assistant
NetInfo Manager
Network Utility
ODBC Administrator
Printer Setup Utility
System Profiler
VoiceOver Utility
posted by adamrice at 5:07 PM on April 13, 2006

Pacifist looks perfect. Thank you!
posted by roofus at 5:08 PM on April 13, 2006

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