I started download Xcode 4 within App Store, it made some 200MB, then I had to move and closed my MBP.

Afterwards it didnt restart the download and I was getting nervous clicking around.

End of story: App Store shows Xcode as "ready to install" (which is aboslutely impossible since there have been over 1G still to be loaded with not a too good broad band connection)

Clicking on install just yield and endless "wait.."

I also used the Debug view to "Reset Applications" - still shows as "ready to install"

Under /Applications there is no install X Code folder to delete

Viewing the download folder (from debug view) there is also nothing to delete

So the question is: how the hell am I supposed to fix this broken download?

1 Answer 1


Now Xcode shows directly as "Xcode.app" in /Applications. Is there anything there ?

I deleted the (full) app from my /Applications folder, relaunched App Store and it was possible to click on "Install" again.

  • NOPE: ls /Applications/ App Store.app Contacts.app FaceTime.app Google Chrome.app Messages.app QuickTime Player.app System Preferences.app iMovie.app Automator.app DVD Player.app FileZilla.app Hotspot Shield.app Mission Control.app Reminders.app TextEdit.app iPhoto.app Calculator.app Dashboard.app Font Book.app Image Capture.app Notes.app Safari.app Time Machine.app iTunes.app Calendar.app Dictionary.app Game Center.app Launchpad.app Photo Booth.app Skype.app Utilities iWeb.app Chess.app Dropbox.app GarageBand.app Mail.app Preview.app Stickies.app iDVD.app
    – AR0x7E7
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 11:46
  • There is a com.apple.appstore folder in ~/Library/Caches. Could you delete it once the App Store app is closed, log out and log back in ?
    – PEM8000
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 13:34
  • OK - somehow the damn internet config was broken in the hostle I am staying - going back to office network, the download just started from 0 KB again. Thanks God, this horror has finally an end.
    – AR0x7E7
    Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 17:06

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