Questions tagged [mac-appstore]

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

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Mac wouldn't start up after I tried to fix a Mac App Store issue

I have a MacBook Pro (13 Inch, End 2010) running OS X El Capitan. I had a bug with the Mac App Store, searched on the Apple forum, and got advice to remove a folder var/folders/zz. I moved it to the ...
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How can I tell which device purchased specific apps?

I have had a problem with children downloading apps. I would like to be able to see which apple device has purchased which app. How do I do that?
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“macOS Sierra Update” could not be verified

I tried updating my new MBP from macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.3 using the App Store. I can see that the download of the update file finishes in App Store. I also get the prompt to restart. The machine ...
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Get List of Purchased Items on App Store

Is there a way of downloading a list of all purchases from the Mac App Store? I know I can see them, and I know I can get a list of apps currently on my system, but I would like to have a list of all ...
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MAS showing an application I never bought (CodeBox)

Mac Os X version: 10.11.6 Since a few months, the Mac App Store application keeps telling me there is an update available for my system. Some application called "CodeBox" (website). If I try to ...
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Can I put a dummy app in the App Store to install a GPL app?

Apps licensed under the GNU GPL are not allowed in the App Store (Mac or iOS) because Apple's terms and the terms of the GPL are mutually incompatible. Could this problem be bypassed by releasing a ...
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Yosemite to El Capitan

MBP 13" Early 2015. Currently on Yosemite (10.10.5). Mostly for Metal, I am interested in now upgrading to El Capitan (10.11.x). I have no interest in moving to macOS Sierra at this time. Apparently ...
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App Store “open” vs. “installed”

Setting up a new MacBook Pro. In App Store, on Purchased tab, selected most of the apps I had bought (or got free) on the old one. When they finish downloading, the button changes to "installed" for ...
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How to see a friend's reviews on the App Store?

Recently my friend saw what I wrote as reviews on every application I downloaded. Is it possible to see another friend's reviews & ratings? How?
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How to find all macOS applications which are not from the App Store?

How do I find all of the Applications on my Mac which are not from the App Store? Is it possible to find all those applications using a Finder search query?
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Is it possible and safe to uninstall pre-installed apps and to reinstall them when needed?

Is it okay to uninstall apps that came with my Mac like iMovie and GarageBand? I don't think I'll be using GarageBand so I'm planning to uninstall it. Additionally, if there would be a time I may ...
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Certain apps not updating on Mac App Store with “temporarily unavailable” and “could not complete your request”

Certain apps on the Mac App Store are not updating (apart from iTunes and system updates), these include Pages, Numbers, Shazam, Evernote, OneDrive, etc. It gives the following errors each time and ...
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How to stop Mac App Store from downloading macOS Sierra?

Today I've updated my 2011 15" MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra. After everything got updated, I've entered the Mac App Store in order to download Xcode. I saw in the "Apps Made by Apple" section the macOS ...
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Is it possible to get Keynote/Pages/Numbers for El Capitan?

I received an older MacBook Pro 5,1 (MacBook Pro 15” Unibody, Late 2008 / Early 2009), but it came without a hard drive. I installed Mountain Lion from DVD, then updated to El Capitan, which is the ...
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Installer App Missing from App Store

So I am installing a new 1tb hard drive in my late 08 uni. This is a fresh install of both the hd and OS - I'll port any files I need at a later date. I'm running El Capitan on my current hard drive. ...
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Where does macOS save apple id associated with an app?

How can I find the apple id associated with an application that purchased from Mac App Store? Earlier we could have find this information from .plist file that placed inside the app bundle. Now I am ...
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How to hide app store updates in macOS Sierra?

I tried right clicking the updates to see if it would show me a "hide" or "ignore" option without any luck. My OCD is not pleased. I don't want to see a number on my pretty App Store icon :p Am I ...
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Error message com.apple.Safari.History was closed unexpectedly

Since updating to Max OS 10.11.6 this morning I've seen this message several times. It's a bit weird as I never use Safari. I suspect it might be something to do with the AppStore trying to update. ...
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Does Apple recover tax paid to government on sales on apps?

I signed up to sell my apps on the Apple app stores, and the agreement says: Apple shall collect and remit to the competent tax authorities the taxes described in Section 3.2 of this Schedule 2 ...
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Apps downloaded from app store not working on MacBook - damaged and cannot be opened

I get the error message: Xcode Can't be opened. "Xcode" is damaged and can't be opened. Delete "Xcode" and download it again from the App Store. I get this message for every app I have from the ...
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storeassetd keeps crashing repeatedly. Cannot open Mac App Store

When I try to open the Mac App Store, I always get a blank screen with a loading animation. I tried resetting NVRAM settings, but it didn't help. I examined the console logs and found that a demon ...
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App Store wants to install Public Beta 3 but I’m no longer in the Beta Program?

I used to be in the beta program before Sierra came out, but I have since un-enrolled. I don’t have the beta profile in my App Store settings as mentioned here but the App Store still wants to update ...
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I just installed Garageband on my mac but I don't know if it charged my card

So, I wanted to use an app to edit some audio for a project. I have a mac but it does not have an in-built GB app, so when I looked for it online, it said that I had to pay $4.99. I did not want to ...
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Can I own an existing install of Logic Pro X from a used Mac?

I'm looking at buying a used MacBook Pro on that comes with Logic Pro X that's running Sierra. However I need to roll it back to El Capitan so it will run my UA Apollo console software. It's not yet ...
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How to hide App Store updates in El Capitan? Right click won't work

The App store is nagging me to update OS X software (like iMovie, Photos) that I have no interest in. When I click or Control-click the white space of the suggested update I do not get a hide option (...
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Does the Power Nap support the purchased apps download?

Does the Power Nap downloads the just purchased App Store apps? I am expecting it so as stated in this Apple Support Document - How Power Nap works on your Mac. But, I think I misunderstood it ...
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How can I pause an automated Mac app store update in macOS Sierra?

I note the question How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later? saying that downloads can be paused in Launchpad. However, my Mac (macOS 10.12.1) has started to download an ...
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Sierra - App Store Debug Menu

How can I enable the Debug Menu in the App Store for Sierra? The defaults command no longer seem to turn it on.
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Mac App Store shows update count but section is collapsed/empty [duplicate]

My updates badge shows 6 (also in the  menu), but the section in the updates tab seems to be collapsed (top separator line is thicker, like two lines) and not showing the available apps. I'm ...
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Ghost Updates on Mac

My dock tells me I have 8 available updates: I also got the notification asking to install updates. However, when I open App Store, I only see recently installed updates (with no updates to apps or ...
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How to buy and/or download OS X Server 4

I am upgrading an older server. It was running Mavericks (10.9) and just upgraded to Yosemite (10.10). However, when I try to upgrade the Server app, the only option I have is the new macOS Server, ...
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Cannot Update iMac, OS X, From 10.11.2 to 10.11.6

I have attempted multiple times to update my iMac from the App Store updates section like I did when I updated to Mavericks, Yosemite, then to El Capitan. It would finish the download and then nothing....
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Updating Xcode looping the download process

In my trial to update my Xcode 7 to Xcode 8 on macOS Sierra: I have opened Appstore and searched for Xcode. Beside the Xcode app I found the Install button and clicked it. The 4.4GB Xcode finished ...
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Apple Store - Mavericks/Yosemite Stuck at “Downloading” and actually does NOT continue to download?

Good day everyone. I've been at a bit of a bind as of late. I was trying to download Mavericks/Yosemite off of the Apple Store. I open it up, log in, then go to the "Purchased" tab. I scroll down and ...
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Is it possible to manually buy an In-App Purchase from the Mac App Store?

Let's say we have an app, and there's an in app purchase that unlocks something, let's say for example a pro subscription. You can't buy it from the app itself, because the app is glitched or broken. ...
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How to download OS X El Capitan from the App Store even if never downloaded before macOS Sierra was released or purchased is grayed out

I know that in the past if I've previously downloaded OS X El Capitan from the App Store I could download it again from the Purchased tab in the App Store, however now that macOS Sierra is out I'm not ...
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Installing OS X not from App Store

This question might have been answered somewhere but have not been able to find it. So, I have a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro where I am still running OS X Yosemite since I forgot to update to OS X El Capitan ...
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App Store Does Not Work - macOs Sierra

For some reason app store simply does not work: Solutions like: reset NVRAM; remove com.apple.appstore.plist, com.apple.storeagent.plist and then restart, did not solve the problem. Does anyone ...
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How can I use family sharing but still buy/download apps without permission?

I'm using family sharing to get the Apple Music family discount, but the only problem is that it stops me buying apps with my own account, and instead requires the family sharing organiser to buy them....
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Icons in App store display blurred

I did a clean install on macOS Sierra 10.12 on my MacBook Air 13.3" early 2015 and found out that most of the icons in App Store are blurred. Searched the web for a bit, finding references saying ...
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How to check the integrity of a downloaded MacOS X installer?

A Sierra installer I downloaded last week was corrupted. It wasn't obvious at first since I was able to create a USB installer and the USB stick booted fine. But after an hour of proceeding I had ...
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macOS Sierra downloaded, but then disappears

I tried downloading macOS Sierra in the App Store. The download seems to be successful, but then the installation never happens. One solution I saw is to look for "Install macOS Sierra" in ...
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Mac App Store allows downloading macOS 10.12, Sierra, on unsupported Mac

Does the Mac App Store check for macOS 10.12 hardware compatibility before downloading? According to what I've been reading on the web, my MacBookPro 5,5 (mid 2009) should not support macOS 10.12, ...
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Can't opt out of Beta downloads

I opted out of beta downloads under System Preferences > App Store, but I still see macOS beta downloads in the Mac App Store. How can I fix this? Caching issue?
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Download El Capitan Installer now that Sierra is out [duplicate]

I have recently been having issues with my mac and want to do a clean install. I still have Yosemite and thought it’s a good time to upgrade the OS. However, I am wary of jumping directly to Sierra ...
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Ignore App Store updates in El Capitan?

In previous versions of OS X, it was possible to right click on an update in the App Store and choose an option, "Ignore this update." In OS X 10.11.6, nothing happens when I right click on an update ...
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Why is the App Store not automatically showing the update for macOS Sierra?

App Store is not automatically showing the update for macOS Sierra? OS X version: 10.10.5
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How can I pause the download on Mac App Store and then resume it later?

I am downloading macOS Sierra from Mac App Store. But I have electricity problem here. Due to which my iMac will lose power after 2 hours. Now I want to pause the downloading so that I can resume the ...
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App Store disables downloading of macOS Sierra

I've been trying to download OSX "EC" (10.11) for the last week in order to make a recovery USB. The download always fails at exactly 1.92Gb. Now that macOS Sierra has been released I notice that the ...
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OS X El Capitan and older not available on App Store? [duplicate]

So it turns out I can not install Sierra because I have a Mid2009 Macbook Pro. I wanted to update to El Capitan, but it turns out its no longer available on the app store? Any ideas, how to get El ...