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

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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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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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How can I reinstall an application that the Mac App Store thinks is installed already?

I'm the developer of an application that is currently on the Mac App Store. I'm trying to download my own application so that I can test out the binary that is on the store. (As opposed to running it ...
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Many OS X app store apps are listed as “app” is damaged and can't be opened

Without having changed anything, I now get this message when I try to open the app "Breeze" - Other apps fail similarly on other Macs: I tried to get rid of this message by re-installing it from ...
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How to re-download Lion from Mountain Lion

I'm currently running Mountain Lion, but I'd like to redownload Lion (to create a bootable install drive). However, when I click the download button in the App Store, I receive a message telling me my ...
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Will I still be able to buy and install Lion after Mountain Lion is released?

I own an Early 2008, white MacBook (MB403LL/A) which still has Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, installed. My understanding is Mountain Lion will not support my MacBook. If this turns out to be true then I ...
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How to stop “Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift ...
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Can I copy (myself) an app purchased through the Mac App Store to another of my licensed computers?

I have some applications purchased through the Mac App Store, and I have two Macs. Presently, if I buy an application on my Mac mini, I just go and launch the App Store on my MacBook Air, and then ...
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Xcode installation seems corrupt?

I've been try to download Xcode for work, but for some reason the Mac App Store is giving me a bit of trouble. Activity monitor shows some network usage, but in Launchpad it seems the download isn't ...
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Re-downloading apps purchased in a different country?

I lived in Canada for several years, but now I live in Norway (again). In Canada, I have purchased many apps on both the iOS and Mac OS X app stores. Some of these apps I have uninstalled over the ...
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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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Can I install apps bought on the Mac App Store on multiple computers?

If I buy an app on through the Mac App Store, can I install it on both of my Macs? I use the same iTunes account on both of them.
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How to update App Store application from command line?

I would like to force an update of App Store applications from the command line. How can I do this? Please provide working solution.
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Does deleting Mac App Store apps in Launchpad delete related files in the Library folders too?

When I delete Mac App Store apps in Launchpad, does it delete related files in the Library folders too? I mean files like preferences, application support files etc.
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Does the Lion App Store have a debug menu?

I like using the debug menu on the Snow Leopard App Store app by enabling it with defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true Does the same toggle work on the Lion version of the ...
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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 I update apps that I've already purchased through the Mac App Store?

I've previously purchased several apps (Pixelmator, Rivet, a few others I can't think of now) that are now available in the Mac App Store. Given that apps in the store are not allowed to use their own ...
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Mac App Store has become dog slow after 10.6.7 update on latest MacBook Pro

Ever since rolling out the 10.6.7 update on my latest MacBook Pro (15", i7), I have found that Mac App Store has become awfully slow. Starting it alone takes anywhere from two to four minutes for the ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Do I have to repurchase Apple apps through the Mac App Store to get updates there?

Back when Apple announced iLife '11 I bought a copy, but now I see that it's also available on the Mac App Store. If I want to be eligible to use the Mac App Store's built-in update mechanism to ...
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Is possible modify the App Store purchased listing (delete or hide some/unhide other hidden apps)?

I have an application listed in my bought applications. I prefer to not see or hide some apps I have purchased in the list of purchased apps. Is there a way to do this? Can I reverse this and unhide ...
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How do I turn off App Store notifications in Mountain Lion

The App Store on Mountain Lion pushes update notifications through Notification Center. Unfortunately, this also happens for users that are not system administrators (and so cannot run the App Store). ...
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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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Can Mac App Store installs & upgrades be automated?

How can I script installing or upgrading apps from the Mac App Store? I'd prefer command line tools, but AppleScript or some other API would suffice. Relevant puzzle pieces: installer: note ...
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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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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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How to get OSX Yosemite outside the Mac App Store

I have the following scenario. At work I run an Ubuntu PC machine with fast connection. At home I have a Mac without any kind of outside connection (offline) My question is how do I get the OSX ...
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Cannot Install or Update Apps in App Store - Error 13

I can currently no longer update or purchase software in the Mac App Store. I have cleared Safari's cookie cache, cleared ~\Library\Caches\com.apple.appstore logged in and out again, but none of ...
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How can I download Mavericks from Yosemite? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to download Mavericks from Yosemite? I'm trying to get the image to put on a different computer but it won't let me download it from the App Store. I click "download" and it ...
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Phantom Update Stuck In Mac App Store

About a year ago I downloaded the "<3 Sudoku Daily" (click for MAS link) app from the Mac App Store. After a while I decided I didn't want it anymore, so I deleted it by putting the application ...
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Mac App Store - how to check which account was used to buy app

I'm trying to update Growl, however App store says "To update this application, log in with account which was used to buy this application". The thing is that i don't have any other Apple ID. Is it ...
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Why are past purchases no longer showing after I change country of my Apple ID?

Recently I've changed the country in my Apple ID account. While everything else is fine there's an issue with my purchases. All Apps that were purchased before the change don't appear in Purchased ...
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Just upgraded to Mountain Lion and I have to buy iPhoto again?

I originally was on Leopard. Then I got the free upgrade to Snow Leopard. I bought Lion when it was released and removed it after a few months because it made my machine too slow. I upgraded the ...
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Is there a way to purchase the official Lion release when the Gold Master was previously installed?

Is there a way to install the official release when you installed the Gold Master version? I can't purchase it from the app store because it think I have the app already intalled... I wonder how you ...
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Switching back to 'production' version of Mac

Prior to Yosemite release I had installed the developer preview build on my Macbook. However, even after the public release I continue to get 'beta' updates from Apple (see included screenshot). How ...
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Why can't I browse the internet with Safari, but Chrome is working?

I can't browse to any website using Safari; yet, Google Chrome and Firefox are working fine. The Mac App Store also reports that it cannot connect. I am running OSX 10.7.2 on a 2011 MacBook Pro.
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Upgrade OSX GM to final version

I want to install OSX Yosemite GM, but final version will release soon, can I upgrade Yosemite GM to final through Appstore when apple release final version? or I have to download another 5GB ?
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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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How do I stop MacAppStore from showing updates for deleted apps?

I've deleted apps that were purchased through the Mac AppStore. I used "CleanApp" to delete the parts left in app support folders. But I still see notifications of updates in the AppStore app. I ...
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Reinstall Purchased Mac App from AppStore

After fresh install the Mac OS X Lion, when I tried to download again my purchased mac apps with App Store, I found that they are checked as installed. How can I reinstall my paid apps?
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Why does OS X want me to “upgrade” from El Capitan to Yosemite Beta 4?

This is just silly: If I try accepting (no, I wouldn't go through with it), it just says that the update is unavailable. So why does it ask me to downgrade, and how do I get rid of this?
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How to buy multiple Lion licenses from the Mac App Store?

I need to install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on about 10 company workstations. If those were my personal computers, I could simply buy one license and then log into the Mac App Store on each workstation to ...
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Mac App Store updates keep repeating; won't clear

My Mac App Store updates keep repeating. They won't clear. The update is clearly installed. I know this because the new features in the changelogs are visible in my apps when I open them. The update ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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Mac App Store: Don't show updates for an uninstalled app

I downloaded the free trial ('lite') version of an app on the Mac App Store. I didn't like the app, so I uninstalled it from my computer. However, the App Store wants me to install updates for this ...
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App Store asks for old Apple ID when installing updates

I got a MacBook that a colleague of mine had used previously. It runs OS X 10.10.2. I created a new administrator account for myself and turned off the "admin" flag on the old account. I also entered ...
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I have an Apple ID but it is not associated to App Store. I have tried to associate it, but it wont let me without a credit card. How to proceed? [duplicate]

I have got guidance on how to create a new Apple ID that wont use a credit card, but could not find a way to associate my existing Apple ID (with my main email) to App Store without inserting a credit ...
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Mac App Store Upload Fail: Validation Error (SFML)

I'm working on a SFML App in Xcode 7.2, and I'm trying to upload my project build to the Mac App Store, and I'm getting the following error: An error occurred during validation Couldn't ...