The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How to remove the downloaded OS X El Capitan from App Store

I downloaded OS X El Capitan from the app store to create a bootable usb drive and now that I am done, I dont know how to delete it. There is no un-install option in the app store. How can I delete ...
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Xcode not showing latest iOS update?

I am currently trying to run my prototype app on my physical iOS device. An error is coming up saying "Could not find Developer Disk." I have come to the conclusion (by looking at other question on ...
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OS X Server: Can't upgrade or configure: App Store fails: “This action could not be completed”

My Mac OS X Server (which is used for wiki as well as a build server / time machine backup hub) is broken due to App Store update problems, and upgrading doesn't work because I cannot authenticate ...
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Change Mac App Store download location? [duplicate]

I currently have a Windows partition installed on my Mac, for CptS reasons, and since that took up a majority of my storage space, I've been using an external hard drive to save documents and whatnot. ...
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Buy an App on the Mac App Store without having enough HD space

If you don’t have enough free space on your HD, and you are trying to buy an App in the AppStore, you get a message, that you don’t have enough free space and you can’t buy it. Since I always ...
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OS X El Capitan download button is grayed out

I'm currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and trying to upgrade to OS X El Capitan. I'm in the App Store on the OS X El Capitan page: ...
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include additional executables in Mac-App-Store application?

Is it possible to include additional executables (custom builds of Mongo-DB, PHP-FPM, Node.JS and NGINX) in my Mac application and publish to the Mac App Store? I have been searching a lot the ...
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App submission and approval on Hackintosh (2016)

We just recently developed an iOS app on a iMac. The process to get the approval tooks us 15 days. Our Mac got damaged and won't turn on. We need to keep developing while the Mac is on repair. Will ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have XCode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Mac app store Xcode stuck on install/installing

After a couple of false starts trying to download Xcode, I downloaded the dmg instead and succesfully installed Xcode 7.3 but in the App Store, it shows up as installed or installing like this: I ...
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Run app that has expired by Apple fiat?

My Mac is running out of space and its shutting down VMs on occasion. I purchased a program called Space Gremlin from the App Store a few years ago. When I attempt to run Space Gremlin, I get the ...
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Download error with no specification does not let me download any app

I started downloading osx el capitan but could not continue so I canceled since then it has "blocked" my apps' downloads, and itjust gives me this error message and the "learn more" won't work. I am ...
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MacBook Pro trouble signing into App Store, iMessage and iCloud

New macbook and while trying to sign into the App Store, iMessage and iCloud it just loads for hours, correct email and password yet loading symbol appears and spins for hours. Any fixes??
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Force Re-Download of El Capitan from the App Store?

I'm trying to download the latest version of El Capitan (10.11.4) to build an updated flash drive installer. I fire up the App Store, click the OS X El Capitan link on the right, then click the ...
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OS X App Store hides available system updates but let's installing them

Available system updates are available for installation but are not shown in the list. Previous updates are displayed correctly. You can see how it looks like on the screenshot. This issue started to ...
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Access Mac App Store via VPN

I am pretty new to Macs, but I am not sure that is relevant here. I do use a VPN sometimes (and will do so more). It seems to work OK for browsers, email etc as it should. However, I wanted to change ...
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How to deploy software (updates) to client Macs and make these updates to be installed in the next login?

We have a lot of Macs in my company. Generally, we will deploy a lot of software or system updates to those client Macs with some polices within Casper Suite. The deployment always works well when ...
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New Mac Apple ID won't accept payment details

Having just unwrapped my new Mac and set up Apple ID, I tried to download the updates waiting for me. I get a message saying "This Apple ID has not been used yet in the App Store. Please review your ...
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Mac app store doesn't show any updates

Lately Mac app store has stopped showing any updates. It always says 'No updates available'. Please see a screenshot here. It doesn't even show about OS installed. Can somebody share a solution to ...
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Is it too much paranoia to be suspicious of software that require a separate “Helper App”?

I was out trying to find a good system monitor application and decided to give a shot to Monity, which has gotten several good reviews from respectable journals. What bothers me is that the ...
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I can't download El Capitan from App Store

I think the title is pretty selfdescribing, but ok :) I go to App Store, I click on download button on OS X El Capitan (it is listed under Utilities), and nothing happens and the El Capitan is not ...
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Could not update apps from AppStore (unexpected error occurred while signing in)

It's some days that, when I try to update apps from the AppStore clicking the button "Update", the following error messages are displayed: and immediately after clicking "OK", it appears: I am ...
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Mass Change Security to Mac App only option

looking to see if others have created a successful way in using ARD to deploy a script to change the security settings from Mac App & Identified developers to Mac App store only. OSX - 10.9.5 ...
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App Store can't verify purchased applications

This morning, when launching an application I purchased from the App store some time ago, I was greeted with a sign-in box telling me that Apple needed to verify the application. I signed in using my ...
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How to package Quicklook plugins for AppStore

I developed a bunch of specialized Quicklook plugins and would like to share them through the App store. Is there a way of packaging them and distributing them through the App Store?
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How To Resume OS X El Capitan download after shutting down MacBook Air?

I went to download the OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Air. Yesterday I've downloaded 2GB with 256kbps download speed. After downloading it all day, time to let the MacBook Air rest. This morning I went ...
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Login Prompt from App Store when Starting an App I've Been Using

I like to make unique passwords and store them in a vault. A few months ago I purchased a new vault from the App Store on my Mac (mid 2014 Macbook Pro running Yosemite) that I could also use on my ...
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Use a Mac App Store free app without having to associate/login to AppleID?

The scenario: I'm working on a friend's Mac. To proceed with the task at hand, I need a specific tool. This tool is available for free (and does not use in app purchases) from the Mac App Store, but ...
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Why is the Xcode 7 download size different with the app store and a .dmg download?

I was recently trying to download Xcode 7 for my MacBook Pro, and I noticed that when I downloaded it as a .dmg file in my browser it said the file size had a size of 4.8 GB, but when I downloaded it ...
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Keynote won't update

I'm trying to update my version of Keynote to 6.6.1 (it's now 6.2.2) so I can open presentations created in newer versions, but every time I click the "update" button on the App Store, all I get is ...
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How to Install Safari 9 on Yosemite?

I don't want to move to El Capitain yet but now some sites are complaining about my safari version (8). I search the internet and found references that Safari 9 was release for Yosemite and Mavericks: ...
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Why have my apps from the store suddenly started exiting with code 173?

My iMac is running current OS/X Yosemite 10.11.3. It's a big development machine, not rebooted for some weeks. It has many apps from the Mac app store, among them TextWrangler and Clocks. Suddenly (it ...
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Will my app get rejected?

I'm currently writing a workout logging application in for iOS. My application requires a user to create an account to start logging. All that's required is: username, password, gender, bodyweight. ...
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How can I “fix” damaged applications?

I recently attempted to open the App Store application iFlicks and received the following error message. Unfortunately, this application has been removed from the App Store so I am unable to ...
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How to change description and picture of an app in app store without having to build a new release

I can't believe it, but I fear it is true. I have an app published to the appstore with pictures and a description. Now I would like to correct a word in the description and add a new picture. Is ...
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Why do downloads (storedownloadd) from the Mac App Store consume so much CPU?

I have noticed this often with large downloads such as Xcode updates and OS X updates and that sort of thing. Basically we see this for however much time it takes for the download to proceed: ...
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Mac App Store Character Set error!

I'm having trouble with the Mac App Store. It shows me error messages with question marks instead of normal letters as in the following pic. Can anyone help me?
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Mac OS X 10.8 App Store hogs the connection when downloading new OS X

I'm trying to download Mavericks from App Store but it's hogging my internet connection. Is there anyway to set the App Store to download at a lower speed or take fewer connections or whatever to be ...
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GarageBand does not update on App Store

I have some apps to be updated in the App Store. But, when I try to update GarageBand to version 6.0.5, the following error is generated: I am using a MacBookPro late 2011, with El Capitan OSX. All ...
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Antivirus for OS X 10.6.8

I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.
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Would it be possible to download a previous version of OneNote - Without having purchased it prior?

As per school policy, I am not allowed to upgrade my macbook (I am currently using Version 10.9.2) - However, I need to use OneNote for a particular subject. Is it possible to download a previous ...
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Security issue on my Mac

I have recently installed kaspersky internet security 2015 on my macbook pro, when I managed to update some applications from the Mac app store it required entering the password, BUT when I entered it ...
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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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How to show progressbar in App store during installation?

I try to install Xcode through App store. As I found, it can take a long time (hours) while it is fully installed. Is it possible to display progressbar, how much time (estimately) is remaining to ...
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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How to ensure Slack runs safely in sandbox?

For work I use my personal laptop and I am required to run Slack to keep in contact with coworkers however it occurs to me that this could potentially be used as an invasive surveillance tool unless ...
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Do I need to get a license to use OS X system font in my app?

I recently completed my first cocoa app and want to publish it (not via Mac App Store), I am using system font in my app and not bundling any font with my app itself. Do I need to get permission to ...
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How to change the language used on Mac App Store?

I used my old Mac which showed me English when I browsed through Mac App Store. However, after I purchased my new Mac and ported all the data using Time Machine, the Mac App Store suddenly shows me ...
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App update available on AppStore when I've already installed it

I recently installed the last update of XCode, 7.2 on a "El Capitan" MacBook Pro. The version seems correctly installed and working fine, but one day later, on the Update tab of the AppStore still ...
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Trying to download game from Mac App store, game stuck on “Installing” (Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014)

Basically what the title says. I tried restarting my computer and it messed the whole install up, I had to redownload all 30gb of the game. Any ideas on how to fix this?