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I have a MacBook Pro running El Capitan that I need to upgrade to Sierra 10.12 (not High Sierra) for development reasons.

I have previously upgraded my personal computer as follows: El Capitan -> Sierra -> High Sierra. Knowing that, I should be able to see the previous version in the App Store as outlined in this answer.

However, I don't see Sierra in my Purchased tab in the App Store:

App Store

Was Sierra 10.12 completely removed from the store (including previous purchases)?

  • There is now an official page with the Sierra downloader - see the edited answer below (or the edit history for the time window when this wasn't possible) – bmike Oct 18 '17 at 0:33
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Apple now has a page up and live store links to download Sierra after High Sierra was announced.

Apple makes Sierra available even after High Sierra is released.

The link to the installer on the Mac App Store is: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?ls=1&mt=12

If for some reason that article or link are gone, you may need to have an Apple ID that previously downloaded 10.12 Sierra - then it will be in purchased and a quick download. If you feel it’s missing, check with Apple Store support and your “purchase” receipt emails / purchase history. This is a change from older releases where you had to make sure and get an installer purchased before general release.

If Sierra legitimately isn’t in your purchased list, and for some reason the KB above gets pulled at some point:

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you may use this link to download Sierra https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?mt=12

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    How does this differ from the link in the existing answer? – nohillside May 4 '18 at 22:21
  • @patrix It's a tiny bit different. The existing/above link is no longer working for me. – LangLangC May 4 '18 at 22:25
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    The link in my answer and posted to this comment is still the active one Apple publishes. itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/… It works in multiple geographic locations for us. Are you able to use support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 to get a working link @LangLangC – bmike May 4 '18 at 22:44
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    @langlangc both links work for me. If a link in an answer is broken, usually an edit is better than a link-only answer – nohillside May 4 '18 at 22:50
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    @bmike the link with ls=1 in it just opened the AppStore.app on its default page, while the one in this answer opened the correct page. But it seems to have been a temp glitch. Now both arrive at the correct page… Weird. (at)Patrix: I can agree to all of that. – LangLangC May 4 '18 at 22:56

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