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The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How can I share AppStore 1Password Pro on my MacBook?

The information on 1Password regarding using/sharing the application one purchased in AppStore is that it is possible. You are given a rundown on how to install on your other device. But it doesn't ...
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Xcode on Mac App Store requires additional storage even though I have more than enough? [duplicate]

As you can see, when I try to install Xcode 9.0.1, I'm shown an error that says I need an additional 5.6 GB of free space on my drive, yet I have 10.98 GB available, and the App Store lists Xcode as ...
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App Store forcing me to pay twice for the same app but on different devices

I bought a paid app on my iMac, and a few months later tried to download it on my iPhone but it’s forcing me to pay again for it. I thought the App Store linked purchases on multiple devices?
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App store id different from OSX system id?

My dad also has a macbook and he now has a strange problem. He knows the password for the app store with which he can install new apps. I verified that works. But when I wants to install an app by ...
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How to cancel a macOS upgrade? (point release 10.12.x)

I was told to upgrade my Xcode 9 to 9.1 but when I tried it in App Store it says Xcode can’t be installed on “Macintosh HD” because macOS version 10.12.6 or later is required. But that is not the ...
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Does uninstalling and installing a MacOS App Store App do anything?

I have some issue with a Mac OS application that I got from the App Store. The support suggested to uninstall the app and install it again. My question is: Is there any way this can help? There is ...
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How to install older Xcode version from the App Store

I want to install Xcode 6 or 7 but I don't have a stable internet connection so installing the .dmg file with around 2-4GB file size will probably end badly. I was thinking of a way where I can ...
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App Store still shows download option for Mac OS High Sierra?

I have already installed macOS High Sierra. But it still shows download option in the App Store. Also, the some of the new features that High Sierra is providing like Automatic stopping of videos ...
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Is it possible to download/acquire iMovie 10.1.6?

Two weeks ago, Apple released iMovie 10.1.7, which suddenly requires macOS 10.12.2 (previously it only required 10.11.2). Unfortunately, my Mac, while perfectly capable of doing everything else I ...
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macOS High Sierra on the App Store: the Learn More button doesn't work

App Store > macOS High Sierra > Download We could not complete your purchase. You do not have enough space to install macOS High Sierra. [ Learn More ] [ OK ] That [ Learn More ] button ...
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Where in macOS High Sierra is the “Updates Installed in the Last 30 Days” information from the App Store stored?

In macOS Sierra this information was stored in: ~/Library/Application Support/App Store/updatejournal.plist But in macOS High Sierra this file only contains the 3rd Party Apps from the App Store. ...
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Modern MacOS Server Restrictions [closed]

So I see I can purchase macOS Server in the Mac App Store for about £20. This is all well and good, but very different to the way things used to work. By purchasing the server app on the app store, ...
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Pending Update will fail in High Sierra

I have just updated my os to High Sierra after a format. Through the App Store app, a version update was required (namely macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update) so I did it. Then as it was ...
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How to disable updates for specific app in Mac app store?

How can I disable updates of a particular app (in this case: iMovie) in the Mac App Store? The method documented here (right click on update, select Hide Update) no longer works. I have app Store ...
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How to stop Chrome from auto-opening App Store?

Recently when I visited itunes.apple.com page for some app, Chrome asked me if I would allow opening the product in App Store. I chose "Yes" and I made a stupid mistake of allowing it permanently: ...
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Is there a “permalink” for Sierra at the App Store?

Upgrading, but I'd rather stick with Sierra until MacPorts is ready for High Sierra. In the App Store purchased tab, I see OS X Mavericks and the rest of the set, but I never installed Sierra. If I ...
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How can I get the original Sierra installer now that High Sierra is out?

I can’t find the installer and presume Apple deleted the Mac OS Sierra installer from the app store search as well as our collective purchased apps pages. I'm running Sierra at the moment, and I ...
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OS X 10.6.8 App Store “Get” Button Does Nothing

I am trying update to El Capitan using the App Store. I am logged in and my Mac meets the requirements, but when I click "Get" nothing happens. Just goes dark blue and nothing else after that. What ...
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Can't download High Sierra from the Mac App Store

When I click "Download" in the High Sierra page in Mac App Store, the button turns into a gray "Downloading" button and might even show an estimated download time but after a while it turns into a ...
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Would App store accept a program that bundles a Python interpreter?

I have developed a Python IDE for beginners, which bundles Python 3.6 and a recent (ie. not-too-buggy) Tcl/Tk (neither is available in macOS by default) At the moment the users install it from a dmg ...
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Why Mac App Store shows open button below the macOS sierra installer icon in the product page?

Before when I had macOS sierra installed on my mac and when I used to open macOS sierra in the MacApp store there used to be an option to reinstall/download the installer but now I am seeing an open ...
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El Capitan download for Mac Pro - App store “system is too new”

I have a Mac Pro 3,1, which came without a hard drive. Now I want to install macOS El Capitan on a new SSD in this machine. I started creating a USB-Stick with El Capitan on it. I used this link: ...
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App Store not allowing me to upgrade to Sierra

I'm trying to upgrade from El Capitan 10.11.6 to the latest version of Sierra 10.12.x. I'm following this tutorial which recommends getting Sierra through the App Store. However when I open the App ...
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Mac keychain is reset everyday

Every time I restart my Mac, my Keychain option in iCloud is unticked, my mail passwords are forgotten and my wallpaper goes into default. Everyday, I fix it by checking the keychain and changing my ...
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Delete incompatible ScreenFlow version from MacOS Sierra

I logged into my iCloud account from a fresh install of macOS Sierra. I had a very old version of ScreenFlow (from 2011) under Purchases in the App Store. Installing it worked. When I try to open it (...
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Can I install Mac OS from another account?

I have two new Mac minis, which have Sierra installed. I need to install Yosemite and El Capitan on them. However, there is no old versions of the OS in the App Store. Can I download old OS from some ...
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Get Numbers & Pages et al. on macOS 10.11 El Capitan

I have some old macs which cannot update to OSX 10.12, however this is the minimum requirement for installing those applications from the app store. Please could someone advise how to get an older, ...
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Proper way to reassign installed macOS to another Apple ID?

I have a MacBook Pro (2009) which has seen it all from 10.5 and up to now where it is running 10.11 on an SSD drive. I want to give this machine to my son, who has his own Apple ID. macOS is ...
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Accessing App Store using USB wireless card instead of AirPort

I'm having trouble accessing my App Store account on my MacBook Air. First of all, my AirPort chip was broken, so I bought a USB wireless card. Then my App Store account stopped working. My question ...
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Can't Access Previous Purchases under Family Sharing

I recently switched to Family Sharing. Previously, we all had our separate iCloud accounts for contact syncing, calendaring, reminders, etc. and shared a single account for out store purchases. Now ...
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How to switch the Apple ID when update the mac's softs?

When I update the softs of my Mac, there only can use the previous AppleID, but I want to switch other Apple ID, how can I do that? I can not click the Apple ID textfield.
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Conflicting info about installed macOS version in App store

Machine has version 10.9.5 installed but the app store thinks that version 10.12.6 is installed. How do I update to the latest version?
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Trusted apps from the App Store [closed]

Im curious why Apple support recommended that I download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, an app that is not available for download from the App Store. That seems strange to me. Why is that app not on the ...
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What is the need of the Facetime app in the MAS?

Looking through the Mac App Store I stumbled across a result that really confused me. There I saw the FaceTime App made by Apple. It costs £0.99, with minimum requirements of OS X 10.6.8. I was ...
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How to download macOS Sierra again from the App Store?

I need to download the macOS Sierra installer again (latest version, 10.12.6) as my latest installer seems to be corrupted. But going into the Purchased tab in the App Store does not show Download (...
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Unable to login to AppStore on Mac Mini

When I login to AppStore on Mac Mini, I get the message to review account followed by an error message When I see the details in https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage, I get the below message. ...
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I can't download macOS Sierra

I do not have "Install macOS Sierra.app" anywhere on my computer yet when I open the app store the button on macOS Sierra reads "open" instead of download. After I click open, nothing happens. I ...
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Can't load data from the Apple Software Update server

I can't seem to access software updates on my Mac. When I go to 'App Store' on my Mac and check the Updates tab, it spins for a long time, then a dialog box pops up saying An error has occurred ...
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Privacy: what personal data does Apple share with an app developer, when I buy an app?

What personal data is shared with an app developer when I buy an app? I am interested in Mac App Store and also iOS App Store. Do they see my real name, or location, or something different? I found, ...
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macOS Sierra doesn't appear in my Purchased list within the Mac App Store

Typically, when users download and/or upgrade to a new version or macOS (previously Mac OS X), via the Mac App Store, that version of the installer appears in the Purchased tab of the App Store app. ...
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Failed to download. Use the purchases page to try again

I'm having trouble downloading Asset Catalog Creator from the Mac App Store. I just purchased the app and it's failing to download. I don't know if they problem is unique to this particular app or ...
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How can I download macOS High Sierra's full installation file?

I've installed the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility (.pkg file) from Apple Developer's official website. Upon completing installation, it opens the Mac App Store to the macOS High Sierra ...
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Cannot open or update iPhoto

I bought a used Macbook Pro running macOS Sierra. It came after the previous owners reset it and installed the iLife pack (iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand). I couldn't use those apps since it came with ...
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Size of Xcode app seems too big at over 12GB? Is this correct?

Xcode in App Store listed at 4.51GB. The same version of Xcode on my iMac is over 12GB. I understand the value may be different on the App Store but this seems like a huge difference. Is this 12 GB ...
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How can install an app I purchased on the App Store which is no longer on the app store?

I bought an app called Palua on the App Store a few years ago. Now I have a new personal Mac and I believe the app is no longer on the store. I know that it works on the latest version of macOS since ...
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Cannot download macOS Sierra from App Store

I want to download macOS Sierra from the App Store to create a bootable USB stick (according to Apples web page). However, the App Store tells me that I have installed it and only shows me an "open" ...
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‘The application “AppDownloadLauncher” is not open anymore’ when attempting to open Xcode

I have just downloaded Xcode off the App Store and now when I try to open it I get this error: The application "AppDownloadLauncher" is not open anymore. What does this mean and how do I open ...
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No longer update apps or use safari

I recently migrated my macbook 12" to a macbook pro (touchbar). I used the migration assistant to transfer a backup from the old mac to the new one. At first all was successful apart from a slight ...
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Apple ID not working in App Store

I've suspected this for a while, but have proven it for myself by keeping an accurate track of my Apple ID and Password, having written them down + kept a log on another system. I went to the App ...
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Remove list of recently updated apps in Mac App Store

How would you remove the list of recently updated applications in the Mac App Store? (the part selected in red in the screenshot)

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