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I did this with pages because I thought that it would uninstalled it (I'm brand new to mac os). It didn't uninstalled it, but it did remove it from the list of installed applications.

Now when I visit the Pages page in the app store, it shows that I must purchase it again. What did I do? How can I get Pages back? I bought it already and all I want to do is fix the installation. It doesn't work at all at the moment.

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So the cross in the list of installed applications actually just hides the app but does not uninstall it. When you open the app store go to Account -> Hidden purchases. It will be there.

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