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

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Divvy application not opening or showing any error message

The window manager divvy is a big part of my workflow. When restarting my macbook yesterday it failed to open entirely. It doesn't give any feedback as to why it's not opening. I tried deleting the ...
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Stop AVG from scanning all app store downloads

I have AVG Free running on OS X 10.11 and what I'd like to know is how I can prevent it from automatically scanning some/all App Store downloads. For example, whenever I update Xcode, which is a ...
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Remove application from App Store's Update section

I've got an application in my Updates list which I never installed. It doesn't appear under Purchases nor Hidden Purchases. I can't hide it by right-clicking on it. When I click "Update" it asks me ...
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Download Mountain Lion on unsupported Mac?

Can I buy and download OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, via the Mac App Store on an unsupported Mac? My home internet is dial-up, so whenever I need to download stuff I go to the library with my Snow ...
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Is there a more-accurate indicator of an app download's progress than what appears in Launchpad?

While downloading an application from the Mac App Store, you are presented with a progress indicator in Launchpad, like so: For a large install (like Xcode, as shown) this doesn't provide a ...
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iTunes not getting updated via App Store on OS X El Capitan

I am running iTunes 12.2.2.25 on OS X El Capitan. App Store is showing me update to iTunes (12.3.1) but its not getting updated. Multiple times I have click "Update" button (link) near shown update ...
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Remove iTunes and Mac App store results when looking for a word

I would like to know whether it is possible to remove the Itunes Store and Mac App Store results from the word look-up functionality in El Capitan 10.11.1, illustrated below: and App Store: I ...
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Change MacBook Pro OS X Apple ID ownership [duplicate]

Over a year ago I bought a second hand MacBook Pro on ebay. Unfortunately the original owner did not reinstall the operating system and in fact it came together with Photoshop and Microsoft Office. ...
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Login to OneDrive OS X with School/Company account

Is there a way to login and access your OneDrive account with the OneDrive application from the Mac Store with your school/company account? At the moment, my credentials are not recognized.
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How do I reinstall a Mac App Store app that I can open?

I have Xcode 7.1 installed on my computer. It's running fine, but there's a bug and I'd like to see if a reinstallation will help. I deleted Xcode in Launchpad, but I was still able to open the app ...
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Alternative ways to update apps via App Store [duplicate]

So I'm trying to update from Xcode 7.0.1 to Xcode 7.1 from the App Store. Xcode 7.1 is one of the my available updates. I use the latest EL Capitan 10.11.1. I click the UPDATE button for Xcode 7.1 it ...
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I accidentally deleted the App Store.app

I accidentally deleted the App Store.app, I've tried to reinstall the OS X but it takes too long. So I canceled it. Does anyone have the App Store.app that I can download? BTW I'm on 10.9.5.
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Mac App Store update stuck (Installing - Calculating…)

I opened GarageBand for the first time, to find that most of the loops required me to download the Apple Loops from Software Update. I agreed to this. The App Store opened and gave me the option to ...
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Why are updates so extremely large?

I'm currently downloading the update for iMovie (2 GB) and Xcode (3.5 GB). Other similiar producs are maybe several 100 MBs, but for the full software, not just an update. What makes those updates ...
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Can Xcode installed from a dmg file to updated automatically

I wanted to install the latest Xcode 6.1 from here https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action#, because a lot of things cannot compile with Xcode 6.0.1 on Yosemite. However, I want to know ...
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App Store on OS X broken after system restoration from backup

I recently had to restore my installation of OS X 10.9.4 from a backup. Since then(*), the App Store application is broken. It displays an empty window showing the MAS symbol and the menu bar. ...
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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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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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Where can i find and clean up partially downloaded content?

Say your download of 17gb application is interrupted and can't continue since you are out of space. Knowing the application name, where can you look to find parts of what has already been downloaded ...
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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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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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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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Mac App Store purchases are missing

When I click on the tab Purchases in the Mac App Store, I'm missing purchases that I've never removed. How can I get them back to show in the purchase history?
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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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Being asked to log into a different account on Mac App Store?

Just recently I'm being asked by the Mac App Store to log into a different account to update my apps. I've never had a second Apple ID and this computer has always belonged to me, meaning there's ...
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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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App Store: can't add a new credit card (too many are already associated)

I use virtual credit cards to perform online purchases with my debit card, and I usually create a new one for every purchase (with a charge limit equal to the purchase's value). I was trying to add a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I cancel a download of a Mac Store app?

I just got a really large Mac App Store app, (2GB), but Im having some trouble with my diskspace... Is there a way to completeley cancel the download of the app? I mean not just pause it but cancel ...
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Can you customize the install of Xcode from the Mac App Store?

I'd prefer not to install the whole iOS SDK with Xcode, just the gcc toolchain for my own console applications and school work. I know for the old Xcode installs it was possible to customize the ...
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How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
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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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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press ...
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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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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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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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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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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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App Store repeatedly asking me to update

I have run into a frustrating problem with my App Store. I recently installed slightly older versions of Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Xcode and App Store prompted me to update them to newer versions. ...
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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 can I hide / remove updates from the Mac App Store?

I installed an app, didn't like it, and then moved it from Applications to the Trash and emptied the trash. Now when I go into the App Store, I am stil being prompted to update the application even ...
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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 ...