I bought Lion a year ago, but I downgraded to Snow Leopard because I wanted to play Starcraft, which is not supported on Lion. After Mountain Lion was released, I can no longer find Lion anymore. Does it mean that I can't get the Lion installer anymore?
- Update OS X Snow Leopard to 10.6.6 or later such that it has a Mac App Store.
- Open the "App Store" application
- Connect with the same account (Apple ID) that you used to purchase Lion
- Click on the "Purchased" button on the top bar (picture 1, between Categories and Updates)
- Find "OS X Lion" in the list (picture 2)
- Click on the "Download" button
Correct me of I'm wrong but if you open the App Store in Snow Leopard, and log in with the AppleID that you purchased Lion with and look at the purchase history from the toolbar at the top, you should be able to see Lion and download it again. This works for me.
Yes, indeed, you can no longer access the Lion installer. If you have a friend with a copy laying around, you can use that to upgrade (you purchased it, so you have a license to use it, even if you don't have the installer anymore).
Or, just buy Mountain Lion and upgrade straight to that.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4928 Also you can check here to unhide Mac OS Lion. ;)