Mac App Store shows all my apps have been installed when they haven't

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kylera, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. kylera
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    kylera

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    I just re-formatted my Mac to Mountain Lion, and I'm trying to re-download my purchased apps from the Mac App Store. Problem is, however, that with the exception of about 7 apps, every other app shows that it has been installed, when I am accessing the app store almost right after formatting. I've tried logging out and logging back in, but to no effect. Has anyone else seen this before?
     
  2. chrfr
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    Do you have an external disk attached which has those apps on it? The App store App will find installed Applications on all disks.
     
  3. kylera
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    kylera

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    Well that explains that. I had backed up most of my purchased apps to an external hard drive. Thanks for that.
     

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