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

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Suspected Places for Mac App Store Files

I know that Evernote has about 4 gigs of stuff in my file system. I know this because I recently switched to a non-app-store version of Evernote and it "copied" my files and listed them at 2GB. I ...
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How can I force an app to redownload from Mac App Store?

I have purchased an app which didn't download successfully. I deleted the installer and tried to install it again from the Mac AppStore but the download button says "Installed". I also still have the ...
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iWork purchasing options

I purchased Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for my Mac Mini running Lion, but they're not showing up as purchased in the App Store with my usual Apple ID. They don't appear to be registered. I'm trying to ...
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How to fix app store Mountain Lion download that stops at 45%?

I have tried to download Mountain Lion from the app store only to have it show up in my dock and begin "downloading". Except it never completes the download. Each time I begin the download again, it ...
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Mac OS X app for measuring time spent in apps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app that allows me to monitor time spent using an application? Is there app which will tell me that for example, today I spent 30 minutes in Safari, 1 hour ...
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Restoring past purchases from different country

I recently moved countries, and have purchases associated on my iTunes account. Once I moved countries, I changed the country on my Apple ID to my new country. However, after using a store card on ...
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Xcode 4.6 not installing on my Mountain Lion

I am updating my Xcode 4.5.x to Xcode 4.6 directly from Mac App Store. But I am unable to update it. First it downloads the new Xcode. After downloading, it starts installing. But while installing it ...
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Mac App Store thinks I don't have any apps installed

Okay, I have the weirdest problem. All the apps in my 'Purchases' tab show either 'Install' or 'Download', most of the apps I currently have installed, but non the less it doesn't recognise them. This ...
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Do all Macs come with iLife apps?

I bought a Mac that is only a few months old. My understanding was that it is supposed to come with iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) either preinstalled or available as a "free" download in the ...
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Can I download Mountain Lion and install it later?

Can I download Mountain Lion from the App Store and install it on my machine later? I have a very slow Internet connection at home, but I am traveling with my MacBook now and have temporary access to ...
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Stop App Store prompting for specific system update

I have a Brother MFC printer, and installed the latest drivers from the Brother website. All is good, everything works. The App Store now prompts me that there is an update available: Brother Printer ...
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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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Can't rate apps/music/etc in iTunes or App Store

I'm unable to rate anything in either iTunes, the Mac app store, or the iOS app store. If I rate an app 5 stars (or anything else), and then return to the search results, then go back to the app page ...
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View in Mac App Store button does nothing

The "View in Mac App Store" button used to work in Chrome though, I think I turned it off by mistake though, I'm not sure. The button I'm referring to is under each app's icon and looks like so: ...
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Deauthorise Apple ID from the Mac App Store

I have Xcode installed using an Apple ID that I want it to be detached from. How can I login to the Mac App store using a different Apple ID and then have Xcode reattached to the new account in order ...
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GarageBand copied from another Mac

I just copied Garageband on a memory stick from a friends new iMac to my older Macbook Pro which I recently updated (clean install) to Mountain Lion. Unfortunately, during the upgrade I lost ...
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Why might the App Store draw variable-type strings in place of actual values?

I have just formatted my drive, and performed a fresh install of Mac OS X Mountain Lion from USB flash drive. When doing my first Software Update, within the App Store application, under the Updates ...
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How to manage my own reviews and ratings in Mac App Store?

Is there such an option in Mac App Store? I know in iTunes Store we can manage reviews and ratings in personal account.
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App store thinks I have a bunch of apps installed after I reinstalled my mac

I did a clean install of mountain lion using a bootable disk. Went into disk utility and erased the lion partition before the re-install. Now when I go into the app store it thinks that all the apps ...
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OS X shows “Sign in to use this application on this computer” dialogs when opening App Store applications

After a reboot of OS X, I often need to re-enter my Apple ID password in order to use the apps I bought in the App Store. Sometimes I have to re-enter my password only once and all the apps work ...
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App Store doesn't show Mountain Lion Installed

I purchased Mountain Lion for my Mac Air, have had it installed for months, but the App Store continues to show I must buy it. I want to make a bootable drive but have no where to go for Mountain Lion ...
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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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Restore deleted Mac App Store on 10.8.2

I accidentally deleted system apps like the App Store.app and the Calendar.app. How can I restore these? I've tried the combo update like suggested for 10.6.6 systems, but that unfortunately doesn't ...
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Can ghost app updates be cleared in OS X?

I have this Twitter application that shows on my Mountain Lion available updates list but I don't have any twitter app on my Mac. I had, but I have deleted it times ago. Since then, every time ...
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is python accepted in the mac app store? [closed]

I know Objective-C is the recommended language for mac app store apps. What if I would like to write a mac app with python? Will my app be rejected when published?
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Tried to install Mountain Lion, it downloaded but nothing happened, now it wont re-download

I just bought Mountain Lion. It downloaded and I installed it and it restarted my laptop but nothing happened. When I went on the app store it was in my purchases, but had the download icon next to ...
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Mac AppStore badge does not reset after installing update

I am experiencing a strange problem: after I installed a bunch of updates, the Mac AppStore badge was not reset. When I go to "Updates", I get the message "no updates available". I tried to delete ...
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Is there a way to browse the OS X App Store from iPad?

There are times that I'd like to browse the OS X App Store from my iPad - to get info for future reference. But when I try, I get a message that I have to use a Mac. Is there a way around this?
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Why does Xcode still show up as an available update in App Store after being installed?

I have installed the update shown from the App Store. I have since started and used XCode. Why does this update still show up in the updates list for App Store? Is there some extra action I need to ...
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How do I get a refund after purchasing an app from the Mac App store?

I bought an app and it is so bad despite its low price that I am willing to spend time on getting a refund. How do I get the refunded after an app purchased through the Mac App Store?
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Purchasing Apple Mac Software: Options Available to the Consumer? [closed]

With regards to purchasing Apple Mac Software: Is the Majority of Software available for the Mac now available for purchase from the Mac App Store ? Are there Pros & Cons to Mac App Store ...
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Is there a way to decline Mountain Lion updates?

In particular, I receive update notifications for printer drivers where my current drivers work and I don't want to update them. I'd like to clear the updates from the store and stop receiving ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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Can I change an application's listed category in the Finder?

In the Finder, the Applications directory has an option to sort by "Application Category," which splits apps into groups like Productivity, Social Networking, Music, etc. I have a number of apps ...
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Can I install or update Mac App Store apps through a command line using terminal?

Is there an official way provided by Apple or a workaround so that I can install or update Mac App Store apps through Terminal?
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If I remove Apple Loops, will reinstalling Garage Band from the App Store later restore them?

I'm attempting to save some space on my new Mac, which had iLife preinstalled. I can confidently delete GarageBand and iMovie for now, since I can easily reinstall them later from the App Store should ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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Is it safe to delete folder com.apple.appstore?

I am running extremely low on disk space and trying to clean up my Mac. Disk Inventory X shows me having over 20gb of space in .pkg (installer package) files in ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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The Mac App Store won't let me update iMovie and iPhoto because it says i bought them under a different account

I just bought this computer in August -- i have been the only one to use it, have only used it under my itunes/apple account. But ever since the first week or so that i've had it, i've had update ...
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How do I remove the previous App Store user from my computer?

Someone else at the office was attempting to help me setup the laptop before I started, so now my MBP has their credentials for some apps. I can uninstall and reinstall the app, if that's all it ...
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cannot download Safari 6.0.2 update from App Store on ML [closed]

As by the title! I have an update notification: Safari 6.0.2 Safari 6.0.2 is recommended for all users running Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes security updates. For more information, please ...
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How can I opt out of updates for one app when using the App Store?

I have an app that has been radically changed (Skitch) and I'd prefer to not see any of the updates that the developer has made available to that app on the App Store. I'm lazy and like to use the ...
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Is there a way for registering iWork apps on App Store?

I bought iWork 09 at the Apple Store and it is installed on my MacBook Pro. However, since I didn't buy it on the Mac App Store, when I go to the Mac App Store purchased tab the iWork apps are not ...
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Mac App Store shows an update available for an app I didn't install

Like this the picture below. For the record, I did install some cracked apps which isn't available for demo from MAS to try them out. Could this be problem? I'm on Mountain Lion, latest update. But ...
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You have updates available on another account

I received this Mac as a gift. Everything worked fine, now in the App Store the default applications GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto refuse to update, since it asks for the Apple ID of the previous ...
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Downloading OS X Lion after the release of Mountain Lion

I bought OS X Lion through the App Store long ago and installed it to my Mac Mini (Early 2011) which came with Snow Leopard bundled. The Mac Mini was having some issues so I decided to format and ...
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Unable to install Xcode on a freshly-installed OS X Lion

OK, so I own 2 macs : a MacBook Pro (running 10.8 with the latest Xcode on it) an iMac (running 10.6 on one partition - Xcode installed and all - , and 10.7 - just installed - on another partition) ...
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How can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...