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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 do I get a refund after purchasing an app from the Mac App store?

I bought an app and it is so bad despite its low price that I am willing to spend time on getting a refund. How do I get the refunded after an app purchased through the Mac App Store?
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Using an app purchased on home Apple ID on Mac using a work Apple ID

I want to purchase Final Cut Pro on my home computer Apple ID, but then use it on my work computer, which is normally logged into a separate work only Apple ID. How can I do that?
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How can I hide / remove updates from the Mac App Store?

I installed an app, didn't like it, and then moved it from Applications to the Trash and emptied the trash. Now when I go into the App Store, I am stil being prompted to update the application even ...
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OSX software update download stuck forever

Every time there is an update in OSX 10.14, I am facing this issue. Software update download starts and hangs in between. After that, it never recovers. See pics: Tried command line options as well ...
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How can I gift an app in the app store? [duplicate]

I want to gift an OS X app, specifically OS X Mountain Lion to my mother in-law. How do I achieve this from the OS X App Store? I can't find any gifting option for both apps I own and apps I do not ...
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How can I modify a package from the Mac App Store?

I used to hack at apps on my Mac all the time (change the icons/sounds etc... in the resources folder of the package). I have tried with apps downloaded from the App Store, but it no longer seems to ...
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How to buy multiple Lion licenses from the Mac App Store?

I need to install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on about 10 company workstations. If those were my personal computers, I could simply buy one license and then log into the Mac App Store on each workstation to ...
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How do I disable App Store notifications when auto-updating software?

I have OSX Mavericks installed. While I actually DO enjoy the notification center feature (and want to keep it turned on), I also am very particular about which notifications I want to see, and how. ...
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Updating software from App Store not available for purchased items.

I have recently purchased Growl for handling my notifications. I had enabled my account from Greece since I was living there years ago before I got my mac. Now I have moved to Denmark and I followed ...
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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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How to access App Store using only IPv6?

There must be people curious about why I have to do this, so let me explain the reason first—Now I'm in an institute of Chinese Academic of Science, and the network environment is irritating. I'm ...
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Upgrade OSX GM to final version

I want to install OSX Yosemite GM, but final version will release soon, can I upgrade Yosemite GM to final through Appstore when apple release final version? or I have to download another 5GB ?
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Is there a way to purchase the official Lion release when the Gold Master was previously installed?

Is there a way to install the official release when you installed the Gold Master version? I can't purchase it from the app store because it think I have the app already intalled... I wonder how you ...
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“View In Mac App Store” button in Firefox

Does anyone know if it's possible to get the "View In Mac App Store" button on web based pages (e.g. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jellyfissh/id416399476 ) to open the mac app store when using ...
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Remove application from App Store's Update section

I've got an application in my Updates list which I never installed. It doesn't appear under Purchases nor Hidden Purchases. I can't hide it by right-clicking on it. When I click "Update" it asks me ...
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Process 'storeagent' eating bandwidth

Recently I noticed a hike in my daily internet usage. After investigation I came to know that a process called storeagent was downloading huge amounts of data from the internet. When googled I found ...
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Appstore error 500 (com.apple.commerce.client)

I've just formatted my SSD and reinstalled MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 (18D109). So this is a clean install. The first thing I did was try to install Keynote, Pages and Numbers. The problem is: I cannot ...
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Mac App Store not working on macOS Mojave 10.14 Beta 1 (18A293u)

Does anyone else have issues while trying to use new App Store on macOS? I can log in but I can't download or update any app. Sometimes it asks me to change App Store country to one linked with ...
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How can I download the Lion installation file?

I just got my new Macbook Pro 15" - it had OS X Lion pre-installed. Is there a way I can download the OS X Lion ISO (legitimately) so I will be able to have it in case I need to reinstall ? If I ...
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How can I remove the Mojave download without installing it?

I accidentally clicked the upgrade message, thinking I was upgrading something else, which downloaded Mojave. I was then presented with a window to install Mojave. I don't want to install Mojave. ...
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Is there a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases?

I'm wondering whether there is a way to see all iPhone App Store purchases in a similar fashion that is available on Mac App Store in Purchased section.
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Upgrade from 10.9.5 to 10.10.* without App Store

I can't open the App Store, and I can't open software update. I've tried all the troubleshooting advice I can find online, but none of it solved my problem, so I figured an OS update was overdue. I'm ...
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Installing Xcode on OS X Yosemite

I'm new to Mac OS X and I'm trying to install Xcode on OS X Yosemite. First I tried using the AppStore, but when I click in "Install App" the App Store hangs (the little wheel in the top bar keeps ...
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Is it better to purchase 1password from agilebits website or the app store?

Is it better value to purchase 1password from the https://agilebits.com/ website or the app store? They cost different amounts, does the app store version include all future versions of 1password? ...
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If I buy a Mac that comes with Lion, can I install it on my old Macs too? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does buying a new mac also get you Lion on your Apple ID? If I buy a new Mac with OS X Lion, will I then be able to update my old computers to Lion via the Mac App Store ...
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Can I install apps on Lion without using app store?

Is it true that I can only install app from app store in OS X Lion? Can I not install app from any other source?
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Can Apple delete an app installed via iTunes or the App Store without your permission?

I had always thought the answer to this was no. I have an app that was pulled from the iOS App Store (VLC) still on my non-jailbroken phone and thought this was proof that Apple can't remote wipe an ...
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How do I delete an app purchased through the Mac App Store?

I notice that apps downloaded through the Mac App Store are placed in the /Applications folder on my Mac. Is there any special procedure to delete them, or can I just drag them to the trash like I can ...
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Can not install xcode 7 from store, stuck on app intall

I have a fresh OS X Yosemite, and when I went to the store to install Xcode 7 and hit the Install App button, it turned green and a loading icon appeared but after waiting a long time nothing happened....
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How can I burn an OS X Lion install DVD once the installer has been auto-deleted?

I've just installed OS X Lion on my iMac, and I want to make an installation DVD, so that I can reinstall without having to first install Snow Leopard. The way to create the DVD is answered elsewhere,...
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Mac Command Line Tools Continue to Update

This morning, I decided to re-install MacOS High Sierra using macOS Recovery by pressing Command + r. The system got stuck when only 11 minutes were remaining. I restarted it and did the same process ...
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Xcode 4.6 not installing on my Mountain Lion

I am updating my Xcode 4.5.x to Xcode 4.6 directly from Mac App Store. But I am unable to update it. First it downloads the new Xcode. After downloading, it starts installing. But while installing it ...
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Mac AppStore badge does not reset after installing update

I am experiencing a strange problem: after I installed a bunch of updates, the Mac AppStore badge was not reset. When I go to "Updates", I get the message "no updates available". I tried to delete ...
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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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How painful is it to use multiple Apple IDs with the MAS?

I have two different Apple IDs, associated with Apple Stores in different countries. On my iPhone, some apps were purchased with one ID, some with the other. This used to be really painful in iOS 5, ...
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Mac App Store updates keep repeating; won't clear

My Mac App Store updates keep repeating. They won't clear. The update is clearly installed. I know this because the new features in the changelogs are visible in my apps when I open them. The update ...
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How to deploy machines with Apple IDs?

We have about 10 Macs at not big Digital Agency. Currently I am doing some research and preparing some deployment plan, and don't know what to do with those Apple IDs. There is no any centralised ...
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Is there a way to browse the OS X App Store from iPad?

There are times that I'd like to browse the OS X App Store from my iPad - to get info for future reference. But when I try, I get a message that I have to use a Mac. Is there a way around this?
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Apple ID missing

Background summary. I have an iPhone5C which I use while travelling which I gave to my wife when she was visiting our grandchildren overseas and she got a US SIM. Somehow she changed my AppleID (...
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Can't update Xcode even with 19gb free space

I have an available update for Xcode that is in the 7gb range, and when I try to update I get an alert saying there isn't enough disk space - I checked my space and I have 19gb available (of 120gb). ...
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Can't install updates from macOS App Store

I'm on a new Mojave install and I can't install updates to Apple suite programs (Garageband, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and iMovie). I've updated macOS and Xcode command line tools successfully from the ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 App Store not working [duplicate]

I recently reinstalled Mac OS X on my iMac to Mac OS X 10.6.3 then updated to Mac OS X 10.6.8 and now I am trying to update to OS X El Capitan but when I go to the App Store to download, I click the "...
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Awkward dialog box: MZFinance.InAppBuyLoginRequired_message

I am getting the following dialog box for a few days: How can I find out which application is showing it and how can I solve the issue? I am on Mac OS 10.7.5. Edit: I followed the bassplayer7's ...
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Can ghost app updates be cleared in OS X?

I have this Twitter application that shows on my Mountain Lion available updates list but I don't have any twitter app on my Mac. I had, but I have deleted it times ago. Since then, every time ...
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From Mac App Store to an external hard drive

Is there any way to download and store app bought from the Mac App Store in an external hard drive and also being able to update them? (I'm especially interested in doing this with Xcode)
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Is there a legal way to get a US App Store account from outside the US?

I noticed that many useful applications are unavailable in Russian App Store, as US Store seems to be the primary target for developers. I wonder if there is any legal way to obtain a US Store account ...
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Re-install the App Store application on OS X 10.6.8

I deleted the App Store application with AppCleaner some months ago, after ongoing problems with a freezing Finder. Now I would like to reinstall, but I cannot find a way. The 10.6.6 combo updater of ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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Keynote won't update

I'm trying to update my version of Keynote to 6.6.1 (it's now 6.2.2) so I can open presentations created in newer versions, but every time I click the "update" button on the App Store, all I get is ...
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How can I download Mavericks from Yosemite? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to download Mavericks from Yosemite? I'm trying to get the image to put on a different computer but it won't let me download it from the App Store. I click "download" and it ...

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