Screenshot of App Store

I have installed the update shown from the App Store. I have since started and used XCode. Why does this update still show up in the updates list for App Store?

Is there some extra action I need to take to complete the update?

Link to screenshot: http://d.pr/i/dp3z

  • Your screenshot didn't show up. Did you already download and install the update? I assume so, but would be good to confirm.
    – JW8
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 1:45
  • What does Xcode>About Xcode say?
    – jaume
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 9:15
  • About Xcode says version 4.5.2
    – Freiheit
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 14:23
  • This may be a stupid question, but is this after quitting the app store app? I have noticed that this page doesn't refresh.
    – jmlumpkin
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 14:42
  • Been happening for a while, AppStore has been quit and reopened. Hell the whole machine gets shut down every night.
    – Freiheit
    Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 14:50

2 Answers 2


Was having the same problem after installing Xcode v4.6 on a system with Mountain Lion, had Xcode v4.5.2 & v4.4.1 (with different names) also installed in the Applications directory. Read on a different thread that Spotlight indices can sometimes cause problems, followed the steps outlined here:


This fixed my problem. (YMMV)

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    In my case I had an old xCode.app sitting in a subdirectory in my Applications folder because I'd re-downloaded it to pull out the simulator and SDK.
    – Jason
    Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 14:58

For me this was because I had 2 different versions of xcode one in /Applications and another in /Developer/Applications

if you copy the current version from /Applications into /Developer/Applications overwriting the old version that's there, it should disappear from the updates section when you restart the App Store.

I believe this issue was caused by upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion.

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