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10.3 Print Setup Utility fails with renamed Utilities folder System
Be sure to use the default name for your Utilities folder in 10.3 Panther. Otherwise the new Print Setup Utility will not work as expected. I experienced the same odd behaviour on two machines which had freshly been updated from 10.2 to 10.3: Print Setup Utility would launch and let me create new printers, but not open any print job window or create desktop printers.

After unsuccessfully trying the usual remedies, I found out that Print Setup Utility relies on the default name /Applications -> Utilities for the folder it resides in. On both machines, I had renamed this folder to " Utilities" (with a leading blank) to have it on top in my /Applications folder. I deleted that blank, and everything works just fine.
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10.3 Print Setup Utility fails with renamed Utility folder
Authored by: Hes Nikke on Nov 05, '03 11:15:51AM

i just have my Utilities folder in my Finder Sidebar, negating the fact that it is all the way at the bottom of my Applications folder.

i also took out my Music, Movies, and Pictures folders from my sidebar (why would i want those?!) and replaced them with my Downloads, and Developer folders :)

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10.3 Print Setup Utility fails with renamed Utility folder
Authored by: coryrau on Nov 06, '03 11:11:20AM

Why not just create an alias with the leading space? Sounds obvious but it should achieve what you're trying to do.

I've placed aliases for some oft-used directories on the first level of my hard drive. File Exchanges with Timbuktu are somewhat annoying when you have to constantly navigate to your Documents folder and deeper. Placing those aliases there has saved me hours over the course of several months.



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more reasons not to rename the utilities folder
Authored by: paulio on Nov 05, '03 12:32:22PM

When you run Software Update, it looks in /Applications/Utilities to upate your software. If you rename that folder to something else, then you will not get a proper software update.

Unlike OS 9, you should not rename or move any folder that is made by the system.



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more reasons not to rename the utilities folder
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Nov 05, '03 12:45:57PM

Actually OS 9 didn't like it much either. I had a friend who moved his Utilities folder, and when he would have a crash, DiskFirstAid wouldn't run during reboot. Moving the folder back to its original location fixed that.



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more reasons not to rename the utilities folder
Authored by: TokyoJimu on Nov 05, '03 10:18:13PM

Instead, just add a symbolic link.

cd /Applications
ln -s Utilities " Utilities"

Could you do this with an alias in the Finder? Maybe. I'm a Unix person, so I rarely use Finder.



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10.3 Print Setup Utility fails with renamed Utilities folder
Authored by: BahamutZER0 on Nov 05, '03 02:22:08PM

There actually is a way to rename system folders without breaking your system.

First make sure the folder is named properly (default name), but using Terminal to check. So for instance, if you renamed Utilities "CowMoo", then you'd do in Terminal mv /Applications/CowMoo /Applications/Utilites

Then, browse your way to /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemFolderLocalizations. Pick the subfolder for your language, so in this case en.lproj. Open the lone file that resides in any of the language folder using a text editor.

Find the line that reads

"Utilities" = "something";

And change the something for the name of the Utilities folder you want (for the language you selected). Save, relaunch the Finder and enjoy.

You will most likely need to either use BBEdit to authorize the save action, or chmod the file and folder to allow you to save.

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