Disappearance of EPSON Printer Utility3 and why doesn't Utility4 work.

I've been happily printing to this printer since about 2005 using my old 800mhz PowerPC Flat-panel iMac(2.1) as a print server. I finally decided to retire that box and plug the printer directly into the USB port on the Airport Express. It worked like a charm.
Yesterday, I need to replace an ink cartridge and put a print job on hold. Today, not really thinking, I first went to Applications/EPSON Printer Utility3 to check on things and lo and behold, that alias pointed to thin air... /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter/Utilities/EPSON Printer Utility3.app, created back in 2008.
Evidently some (I assume Apple OSX) update along the line renamed the EPSON drivers, but didn't delete the alias from the /Applications directory, nor replace it with anything.
Now, I find two options:
/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Utility/UT4/Epson Printer Utility 4.app
and
/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Utility/UTL/Epson Printer Utility Lite.app
"LIte" is launched by "Preferences/Print & Fax" and from what I can tell so far works fine with the Printer connected via the Airport Express. It generates ink levels, nozzle checks and head cleanings. I assume I'm printing via Bonjour, but don't know how to tell. (I have Bonjour set up in general for working with the other 2 Macs I have as well as using TCP/IP via an Airport Extreme with the Airport Express set up as a WDS network.) I had no problem setting the printer up to print via the Airport Express, and it prints fine.
Other than idle curiosity about where Utility 3 went, Utility 4 is the question.
If I try to launch it, I get a pop-up:
"Epson Printer Utility 4 cannot be executed.
The printer is not registered or this software cannot function properly using the current connections. (Version 8.27)"
BTW: 8.27 is the driver version and PPD file version for the printer as shown in System Profiler.

Same problem. I had a software update from Apple yesterday that had an epson driver update in it. I said, "sure why not".
Today as I was printing I saw the red light flashing on my (directly plugged in) Epson Stylus Photo R265. Went to check the levels and Epson Printer Utility 3 alias in Application folder couldn't find the Epson Printer Utility 3.
Checked out this thread and saw that the utility is in the library and found that it was in fact no longer in "/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/Utility".
But there is Utility 4.app and Utility Lite.app. Utility 4 will not launch and Utility Lite says, "Printer not registered.
And so I googled "Epson Stylus Photo R265" which brought me to Epsons UK (United Kingdom) page and redownloaded the original (the one I had downloaded over a year ago) "Gutenprint v5.2.3" driver and walla "/Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter/Utility/UT4/Epson Printer Utility 3.app" is back.
And I didn't even have to repair the alias link. Oh yea and I checked my levels. Need yellow.

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