I was trying to re-install XCode, but have run into trouble. I first uninstalled it by deleting the .app file from the Finder, and then rebooted my machine. Upon returning to the App Store, I saw that XCode was listed as 'Paused' under purchases, with 0 GB downloaded, and will not resume or download again.

When I click Resume, nothing happens. There is no icon in the launcher, and running xcode-select -p outputs:


But there is no 'XCode' in this folder.

I basically just want to uninstall everything to do with XCode, and re-install it. I'm running Yosemite 10.10, if that helps.

Edit: I also tried deleting the com.apple.appstore folder, to no avail.

1 Answer 1


Try clearing com.apple.appstore from the TMPDIR.

open $TMPDIR../C  


open $TMPDIR../T

find com.apple.appstore and delete it from both the folder. Then restart the App Store.

  • That did it, thank you! (Or at least, made it disappear from the queue, will try and install again now-- cheers!)
    – imcconnell
    Nov 3, 2014 at 14:45

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