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I installed Xcode 4.6.3 on the day it was released. Since then, every day it wants to update it.

I have searched with both Spotlight and find to verify that there are no other copies on my drive, and I went ahead and rebuilt the Spotlight database anyway. I have no external drives plugged in.

But I still have Xcode on the App Store Updates page. Make it stop!

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Have you already tried uninstalling and reinstalling Xcode? Does hiding Xcode from the purchases tab remove it from the list of updates? Related questions:, – user495470 Jun 21 '13 at 6:10
Have you ever had any other copy of Xcode installed since your last clean installation of Mac OS X on this computer? Do you have any network drives connected, or ever have that had Xcode on them? The MAS is very counter-to-apple-standards in that it DOES search every drive for any copy of any mac App store app to update instead of just looking in Applications, which you would expect for the typical 'ideal' Apple user to have as the only place for Mac App Store Apps. Additionally, though, Xcode is a little different and has historically been installed outside of Applications folder. – NOTjust -- user4304 Jul 25 '13 at 20:35

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