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

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Unable to carry out Software Update on OS X 10.5.8

I have tried to carry out a Software Update on a Mac running OS X 10.5.8. My first problem is that I am unable to find the Mac App Store on this computer (whether by using the search function or ...
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App Store app is non-responding

The App Store.app on my MacBook Pro won't respond when I press the app icon. It comes up with a blank screen showing the busy circle trying to open it, but, it won't open. What can I do?
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App Store doesn't launch after El Capitan 10.11.1 update

I just installed the 10.11.1 update for Mac OS X 'El Capitan' on my late 2011 MacBook Pro. The App Store icon is still visible in my dock, I am able to click it, but the App Store does not launch. ...
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El Capitan update 10.11.1 stuck at installing update in app store

When installing the update for El capitan it got stuck at installing in app store. It has said "Installing - less then a minute" in several hours. Can I somehow restart or redo the install/update?
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Didn't get a response from the Apple Software Update Center? / Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

The past few days I 've been encountering this problem. When I search for updates through the Mac App Store, there comes a pop - up window. Either this : or this: Ι also "cleared cookies" and ...
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Remove Mac App Store notification badge from the Dock

# "Usernoted" seems to be the "user notifications daemon", so get it's PID. pid=$(ps aux | grep -i [u]sernoted | awk '{print $2}') # Find the sqlite3 database that this program has open. It's in a ...
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How do I get a CD version of El Capitan suitable for a Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have 2 Macs, and am downloading El Capitan from the app store. I want to see if I can install it on an older MacBook Pro that has a broken Command-R feature that prevents me from installing the OS. ...
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Updated XCode to 7.0.1 via the app store but it still shows itself at 6.4 in the app and missing the new features

I tried to update Xcode to 7.0.1 today and it told me that I needed to get OS X 10.10.4 or greater (I had 10.10.3). I agreed to that update, but it didn't update OS X and has now marked XCode as being ...
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Installing Xcode on OS X Yosemite

I'm new to Mac OS X and I'm trying to install Xcode on OS X Yosemite. First I tried using the AppStore, but when I click in "Install App" the App Store hangs (the little wheel in the top bar keeps ...
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How to correctly uninstall an App Store application [duplicate]

Recently I installed Pages which I purchased with version of iWork '09. Unfortunately this operation downloaded and installed version Pages 5.5.3 which is not exactly an upgrade of Pages '09. ...
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El Capitan installed but App Store says there was an error

I just updated to El Capitan. The installation seems to have gone through with no problems, and the operating system works well. However, under the App Store tab "purchases", El Capitan is shown as ...
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How can I identify and uninstall all apps installed by a certain user?

I have a Macbook that was also used by a previous employee of my job. I made the mistake of not reformatting the entire thing when I installed it. Now I have a new Mac app store ID, but the apps ...
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El Capitan not downloading on Mavericks

I was downloading El Capitan, and it was successful. The application launched and it asked me to where should it install the OS. It proceeded with the installation process. After about a minute, it ...
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The product distribution file could not be verified

When trying to install software from App Store on OS X 10.11, I get the error message "The product distribution file could not be verified. It may be damaged or was not signed." I have tested several ...
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Cannot install Xcode 7

I recently upgraded to El Capitan and it broke my Macports as well as some of the compilers I use, so I'm trying to upgrade Xcode from 6 to 7. First, I tried the ordinary way; i.e. click the ...
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iWorks no longer free after fresh install of El Capitan

I just installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on my MacBook Pro Retina (2013 model), and iWorks are no longer free in the App Store, as has been the case in Yosemite. See the screenshot: What are the ...
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OS X 10.11—workaround for downloading El Capitan [duplicate]

I have a Mac Pro 1.1 with OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Piker Alpha bootloader. I’m trying to download OS X 10.11 El Capitan from the Mac App Store and get the following error message: Your Purchase ...
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El Captain update download doesn't continue after restarting the Mac

I started to download the El Capitan upgrade, but then I shut down my computer. The day after I wanted to continue the download but in App Store it shows "Waiting..." and doesn't do anything. Also ...
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If I pause an App Store update, and shut off my Mac, will it resume upon startup?

So I'm looking to get the new El Capitan update. Problem is, my internet connection is slow and I'll probably have to download it over 2 days. If I pause the download, shut off my Mac, and start it ...
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El Capitan: Appstore says “downloaded” and “there's been an error” (stuck)

In order to download El Capitan, I clicked the "download" button in the highlighted banner of the Appstore. The "busy" wheel began to spin in the upper left, and I thought to give it some time. After ...
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Can't login in Mac App Store or iCloud - login loading forever

After updating to latest developer release for OS X El Capitan, I can't login in Mac App Store or OS X iCloud settings. If I try incorrect password, a message is shown that the password is not ...
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Yosemite install app won't download after being corrupted

I tried to download the Yosemite install app and make a bootable usb with Diskmaker X but it failed and told me the install file became corrupted. This caused an endless Finder crash loop that I could ...
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OS X management profiles / root certificate

My father asked me to sort out some things on his MacBook. He's recently left his company where he used his laptop on the company servers/IT system whilst he was there. At some point in the past he ...
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In OSX App Store exist a update for a app that is not installed, and can't be

I have installed a app with a different ID/Store, but is not longer in my system. However, the Appstore still insist in update it, yet is not in purchased list. The error in spanish say: La ...
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Can not install xcode 7 from store, stuck on app intall

I have a fresh OS X Yosemite, and when I went to the store to install Xcode 7 and hit the Install App button, it turned green and a loading icon appeared but after waiting a long time nothing ...
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How to reset Mac App Store (to factory defaults)?

On Mavericks the Mac App Store started to hang right after start (when accesing menu, to be exact). How to reset it? I.e. remove some configuration files that drive the store into improper state?
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An app downloaded from the Mac App Store re-installs itself after I delete it. How can I remove it permanently?

The app in question is iCare by Chen Yuhua. I have tried uninstalling the proper way through launchpad and also manually by removing all files and system files that are returned by Searching "iCare" ...
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OS X App store hangs when trying to open it

This is in the preceding El Capitan Beta (15A278b). I found lots of references with google to hanging app stores but none of the fixes apply to me. What happens is simple. I click on the App Store ...
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I Bought a Game from the iPhone App Store, and I Installed it on my Macbook from the Mac App Store?

I bought "Castle of Illusion" on my iPhone, and I am signed into my iCloud with my Apple ID and such on my laptop, and downloaded the app in the Mac App store. I pressed "Install" and it said ...
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App for Macbook which will time how long I am active? [duplicate]

I am interested in knowing exactly how long each day I spend on my computer so I would like to keep a record of how long I am using my computer. I am looking for any of the following: (1) An app that ...
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Update from old account appears in my Mac App Store?

I have a 3 days old Macbook Pro 2015 with OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) on it. Today (for the first time) a new update appeared in my Mac App Store, an update to an app (Sketch - that is not free) that I ...
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How do I prevent my Mac from resetting the software update download every time i resume it?

I've had this problem before too but I couldn't find a concrete resolution. I'm running Yosemite 10.10.2 with the latest version being 10.10.5. Since I've had some wireless connectivity issues with ...
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What are “Popular Apps” on the Mac App Store?

The Mac App Store features "Popular Apps". The list even comprises apps with a rating of 2 or less.. which seems weird. 'Better' apps are not listed.. do we have any clue how this list is compiled ...
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Xcode 6.2 to 6.4 update failed

I waited for about 8 hours to finish my 2.6 GB download to update from Xcode 6.2 to 6.4. After waiting it says it is installed. Opening Xcode it prompted me to install additional files and I accepted ...
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Upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard” to OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”; App Store takes over 20 hours

I have an old Mac, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" that I must upgrade to OS X 10.10 "Yosemite". It has 8 GB RAM. The "About this Mac" gives me the following information: Mac ...
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Apple CDN direct download links

last time a new update for El Capitan was available, my MacBook always got stuck in the middle of downloading the new update through the AppStore. So I tried to google my problem and found a ...
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How update to latest Beta software of Mac OS X without having to update incrementally

I'm right now on Beta 2 of Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" (15A204h) The Mac App Store wants me to update to Beta 3 I know that the latest Beta is Beta 7 (15A263e) Redeeming the code for Beta 7 ...
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The work E-mail address you entered is already associated with a different Apple ID. Please, try a different Work E-mail

I can't open a VPP account. https://deploy.apple.com/qforms/open/register/enroll1/avs?program=vpp No matter what details I put in, I get the same message: The work E-mail address you entered is ...
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How to add second Apple ID to my account to shop in App Store in a different country

I live and work in the UK and in Germany. My first Apple ID is registered and linked to App Sore UK. I can't shop in the German App Store with that, but the App I need is not available in the UK ...
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How do I update iMovie to the latest version

I purchased my MacBook Pro in October 2014. It's running OS X 10.10.4 "Yosemite". Can I update iMovie to the latest version at no charge?
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Mac App Store apps without internet connection

I want to set up a Mac running a recent version of OS X but I don't want it to be connected to the internet because of security reasons. Is it possible to copy and activate apps bought and installed ...
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AppStore won't install OS X 10.10.5 update

I am trying to install the 10.10.5 update. It seems impossible. Every time I click "update" in the AppStore and confirm the reboot, a dialog pops up: The available updates have changed. When I click ...
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Access to refunded in-app purchases

Is it normal that refunded in-app purchases (on the Mac) can still be re-downloaded without charge?
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Can I upgrade to a recent but not the latest iMovie?

Can I upgrade to a later version of iMovie (but not the latest) ? Were can I find later versions of iMovie ? I have an older version of iMovie 8.0.6 which has worked fine until I upgraded to OS X ...
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GUI alternative to ImageMagick Montage (very simple collage)

For example Instagram's pictures are quite low resolution. I normally join a few pictures together with montage (installed with brew, from ImageMagick project). montage IMG_7771.JPG IMG_7772.JPG ...
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How to access App Store using only IPv6?

There must be people curious about why I have to do this, so let me explain the reason first—Now I'm in an institute of Chinese Academic of Science, and the network environment is irritating. I'm ...
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Possible to uninstall OS X apps without admin password?

I have a school issued MacBook Air with several apps installed. While they were downloaded from the App Store using my personal Apple ID, I need the administer password (which I don't have) in order ...
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Can I move applications downloaded from the App Store?

I have way too many applications and sadly sometimes I forget if I have an application for a particular purpose. So I thought I would like to organize /Applications into folders. For example "Audio, ...
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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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Different owners of apps in /Applications depending on installation technique

I have noticed that pre-installed as well as apps installed from the App Store located in /Applications show permissions like this: drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 102 Jan 1 2014 Mail.app whereas ...