Check What Software Updates Have Been Installed in Mac OS X

Oct 25, 2011 - 4 Comments

Check installed software updates

Forget what Software Updates you’ve installed? You can easily check in Mac OS X:

  • Open “System Preferences” from the  Apple menu
  • Click on “Software Update” and then choose the “Installed Software” tab

From here you’ll see the precise installed date and time, the software update package name, and the version of each update listed.

This list can be helpful to look through for troubleshooting purposes, or if you’ve ignored some updates and plan to install them manually through the command line or by downloading the packages from Apple.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. AJX says:

    By the way , the updates that are listed without the version , weren’t downloaded by ” Software Update… ” , the were downloaded from the Apple website/Internet

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  3. charles0473 says:

    you can use system information to check and confir if that important update is already installed 1st go to launchpad next search for the folder named Other, after that just find system information once opened look for software then installed and finally after that you will be able to check up all the updates installed on your mac

  4. steve bissell says:

    recently the latest update to final cut pro x (pro video formats 2.0.1) keeps returning after updating it. The last time, it actually uploaded itself! What the heck kinda problem is this?
    I have downloaded 4 of these and there is another one knocking at the door. Please help, tried adobe and no responce yet.

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