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OS X - Application not in Applications folder

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At some point in time, I inadvertently moved the Skype application (or, more accurately, application package) out of the Applications folder on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9.1, Mavericks) and dropped it in an unknown folder. The application is still visible on my Dock. (See the attached image.)

Skype shown on DockIf I launch Skype from the Dock, it's pseudo-functional. I'd love to simply uninstall and reinstall Skype to fix it, but, for the life of me, I can't locate the Skype application package.

Right-clicking on the broken Skype icon on the Dock doesn't tell me anything.
Searching for "Skype" in the Finder doesn't find it.
I've launched Skype and poked around with the pull-menus, but haven't found a dialog box that indicates the location of the application package.

Suggestions?
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John-Charles-Herzberg earned 197 total points
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I would just drag the skype application off the dock and re download a new version.

Thanks
JC
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AppCleaner might help with the removal also.

http://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
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When you right click on the Skype icon in the dock, do you get a choice "Options"? Clicking on that should bring up "Show in Finder".
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Alternatively, do a finder search for Skype. Then click on the + sign at the top right and add two additional search terms:

System File ARE INCLUDED
File Visibility is VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE
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by:jdana
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Thanks for the great comments. Thanks to Experts-Exchange I've graduated from Clueless Mac User to Modestly Capable Mac User.

J
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