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

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Cannot Upgrade Xcode 11 to Xcode 11.1

I'm unable to upgrade Xcode 11GM to 11.1 for some time on my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina. I've installed Xcode from Mac AppStore ages ago (IIRC circa 2014), and upgraded step by step ...
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Can i change the default Mac App Store install folder?

I prefer to have all applications installed per-user, to ~/Applications/ rather than globally. The default location for apps installed from the Mac App Store is the global applications folder located ...
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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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Where can i find and clean up partially downloaded content?

Say your download of 17gb application is interrupted and can't continue since you are out of space. Knowing the application name, where can you look to find parts of what has already been downloaded ...
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How to grant a Mac app permission to read the whole filesystem

I bought this app called Xee from the Mac app store. It can open files perfectly fine but when I try to browse through a folder from within the Xee app, it has to request permission. (See the ...
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Is there a more-accurate indicator of an app download's progress than what appears in Launchpad?

While downloading an application from the Mac App Store, you are presented with a progress indicator in Launchpad, like so: For a large install (like Xcode, as shown) this doesn't provide a terribly ...
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Is there a script I can use to download the Mojave installer without being signed in to the App Store?

Is there a way to script and download the Mojave installer without signing in to the App Store? Something other than opening or clicking a url that points to the installer on the Mac App Store would ...
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Is there a way to purchase an app from the Mac App Store as a gift?

Is there a way, in the Mac App Store, to buy an app and to give the license to a friend who has no way to pay for that app?
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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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App Store asks for old Apple ID when installing updates

I got a MacBook that a colleague of mine had used previously. It runs OS X 10.10.2. I created a new administrator account for myself and turned off the "admin" flag on the old account. I also entered ...
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Beta Command Line Tools offered as update—why?

Today the App Store is offering me the Command Line Tools for Xcode 10.0 beta 1. I do not recall ever signing up as a beta tester for any Apple software. Why do I get this update and how can I ...
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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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How to download old version of Mac OS X that I own and App Store lists, but App Store refuses on newer Mac

I own old versions of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion in particular. The old versions are listed in the "Purchases" list within App Store app on my Mac. But when I hit the "Download" button a message ...
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Mac App Store - how to check which account was used to buy app

I'm trying to update Growl, however App store says "To update this application, log in with account which was used to buy this application". The thing is that i don't have any other Apple ID. Is it ...
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Does deleting Mac App Store apps in Launchpad delete related files in the Library folders too?

When I delete Mac App Store apps in Launchpad, does it delete related files in the Library folders too? I mean files like preferences, application support files etc.
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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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Do all Macs come with iLife apps?

I bought a Mac that is only a few months old. My understanding was that it is supposed to come with iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) either preinstalled or available as a "free" download in the ...
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App Store thinks apps are installed

I had a few apps originally purchased through the App Store that got corrupted. I removed them with the intent of re-installing them from the App Store, but it seems that the App Store thinks they're ...
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How can I dismiss the App Store banner in Notification Center without taking an action?

This is the notification that pops up from the App Store on Mountain Lion: As you can see, the only options are Details and Update. Most of these banners have a 'close' button, to dismiss the ...
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Do I have to repurchase Apple apps through the Mac App Store to get updates there?

Back when Apple announced iLife '11 I bought a copy, but now I see that it's also available on the Mac App Store. If I want to be eligible to use the Mac App Store's built-in update mechanism to ...
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Can't login in Mac App Store or iCloud - login loading forever

After updating to latest developer release for OS X El Capitan, I can't login in Mac App Store or OS X iCloud settings. If I try incorrect password, a message is shown that the password is not correct....
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How to get OSX Yosemite outside the Mac App Store

I have the following scenario. At work I run an Ubuntu PC machine with fast connection. At home I have a Mac without any kind of outside connection (offline) My question is how do I get the OSX ...
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Many OS X app store apps are listed as “app” is damaged and can't be opened

Without having changed anything, I now get this message when I try to open the app "Breeze" - Other apps fail similarly on other Macs: I tried to get rid of this message by re-installing it from the ...
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Force Re-Download of El Capitan from the App Store?

I'm trying to download the latest version of El Capitan (10.11.4) to build an updated flash drive installer. I fire up the App Store, click the OS X El Capitan link on the right, then click the ...
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Why have my apps from the store suddenly started exiting with code 173?

My iMac is running current OS/X Yosemite 10.11.3. It's a big development machine, not rebooted for some weeks. It has many apps from the Mac app store, among them TextWrangler and Clocks. Suddenly (it ...
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Xcode 5.1 won't launch — “being updated” — but already installed

trying to launch Xcode 5.1 and keep getting "Xcode is being updated". It was updated last week and shows as installed. Screen shots to illustrate. Any ideas? I went to the developer portal, but it ...
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What should I do when “An error has occurred” when downloading Lion?

I'm trying to download the new Mac OS. When click install, the icon pops onto the dock and says Waiting... After about 5 minutes, it disappears and in the purchased category of the Mac App Store, ...
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AppStore won't install OS X 10.10.5 update

I am trying to install the 10.10.5 update. It seems impossible. Every time I click "update" in the AppStore and confirm the reboot, a dialog pops up: The available updates have changed. When I click "...
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Cannot Install or Update Apps in App Store - Error 13

I can currently no longer update or purchase software in the Mac App Store. I have cleared Safari's cookie cache, cleared ~\Library\Caches\com.apple.appstore logged in and out again, but none of ...
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Is it safe to delete folder com.apple.appstore?

I am running extremely low on disk space and trying to clean up my Mac. Disk Inventory X shows me having over 20gb of space in .pkg (installer package) files in /private/var/folders/pj/_(random)_/...
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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 ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook Pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. Problem has occurred since Mountain Lion, but has since become quite eye-catching after ...
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Equivalent of iOS' 30/30 (task manager) app for OS X

30/30 is a slick task manager for iOS devices that's also free. I'm trying to find an equivalent app for OS X. Some of the features in 30/30 that I would like to see in a mac app are: Clean interface ...
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Is it possible to create a text list of all my apps on the (Mac) App Store?

Since I can't copy the list of my 'Purchased' Apps on Apple's App Store, I'm wondering if there's any other way to do this. I have little computer savvy, so if there's a solution it'd have to be step-...
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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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Mac App Store: Downloads just don't start (Mojave)

I want to download apps in the Mac App Store and the apps won't start to download. As you can see in the pictures below, the spinner starts spinning but nothing gets downloaded, the download simply ...
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Reinstalling XCode

I just upgraded to Lion, and was having problems with my old XCode installation, so I just removed it completely by running sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools sudo rm -rf /Developer Now ...
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Should I buy Coda 2 on the app store or directly from Panic?

I'm very interested in buying Coda 2 (a web development IDE) when it comes out on the 24th. My concern is that the App Store version will have less features than the non-App Store version. Will Apple'...
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Are there any gotchas with using two Apple IDs for one user in the App Store?

To date I have had an Apple ID tied to my personal email address. It uses my personal paypal account for the purchases, and currently it has a credit balance thanks to some Christmas iTunes gift cards....
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Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again

I continue to get this error each time I try to install xcode: "Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again" This is with the newest OSX 10.10.3. I found this thread: Xcode failed ...
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What is the difference between Top Grossing and Top Paid in the App Store?

In App Store, What is the different between Top Grossing and Top Paid?
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Why do App Store applications transferred into ~/Applications on another machine not launch?

I have purchased some apps from the Mac App store and installed them on my personal computer. I would like to install them on a shared work computer. Unfortunately, I do not have admin access to the ...
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Is there an alternate way to get receipts from the Mac App Store

I purchased an app (Divvy) from the Mac App Store ten days ago and still have not received an email receipt for the purchase. The e-mail address in the App Store Account Settings is correct and it's ...
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Will I still be able to buy and install Lion after Mountain Lion is released?

I own an Early 2008, white MacBook (MB403LL/A) which still has Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, installed. My understanding is Mountain Lion will not support my MacBook. If this turns out to be true then I ...
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Why are past purchases no longer showing after I change country of my Apple ID?

Recently I've changed the country in my Apple ID account. While everything else is fine there's an issue with my purchases. All Apps that were purchased before the change don't appear in Purchased ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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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 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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There was an error in the Mac App Store. Please try again later. (13)

I have big problem. I can' t install any application from the Mac App Store. I have message "There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (13)". I'm search for this bug in google. ...
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Need a Google Voice app for Mac

Background I've been using Google Voice for about a year. During that time, I've been also using a Mac app called GrowlVoice that appears in my menubar. It allows listening to voicemail messages and ...

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