Resolved After updating an app in App Store, it still says "update available"

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Akarin, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Akarin macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2011
    Nyon, Switzerland
    Hey all,

    I have a little issue that was already there in Lion and now in Mountain Lion. When there's a new update for an app in the App Store, I run the updater, it applies correctly (I see the new version when I launch it) but when I check for updates, it still says that there's an update. It let's me 'update' it again but it doesn't disappear.

    Today, I updated Xcode and iPhoto and even after a reboot, the App Store continues to tell me there's an update available.

    How can I fix this?



    At the same time as I was typing my question, I figured out the answer:

    I have an external USB hard drive plugged in my Mac. Carbon Copy Cloner is set to make an image of my entire drive once a night.

    When unplugging the external drive, the 'update available' disappeared. Therefore, I think that the updater is also scanning external drives for updates.

    The fix: running an imaging job right after updating and the 'update available' message disappears.
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thanks, had the same issue myself. It eventually resolved itself, and now I know why!

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