Any way to delete the 5gb update file? I've changed my mind about installing the developer preview

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by WeezyWally, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. WeezyWally macrumors newbie

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    It's currently downloading in the app store and I cant cancel it, is there a way to delete it when it is done? Thanks!

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  3. stol, Jun 6, 2017
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    Long press to enable deleting.
    Then go to Applications folder and remove the incomplete download (if any)
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Same as any App Store app; long-press to enter "wiggle mode", then hit the X that appears on the app. You should also be able to cancel the download from the App Store under the "Purchased" tab.
     
  5. macsba macrumors 6502

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    Stol and Redheeler, the OP was talking about the Mac. Not an Apple iOS device.

    This is about the macOS High Sierra for the Macintosh.

    Enjoy.
     
  6. stol macrumors member

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    Huh? It's pretty obvious it's about macOS.
    Have you ever tried what we propose?
     
  7. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I think he forgot to mention that you must click on LaunchPad, then long press on the app you want to delete....it is similar to the way on an iPad/iPhone.

    I think most of us, do not use LaunchPad.... I could be wrong...I think in the past years (3 , 4, 5 etc??) years since it was introduced, I have intentional clicked it twice. It seems so unnatural, I like going to Appliations, and opening an application.....frequent apps belong on the dock....I might just be too old, and like the the Apple ][GS way.....
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    In case you are not aware, Launchpad (shown in the OP's screenshot) is an app first introduced in Mac OS X Lion that emulates the iOS home screen on MacOS by providing a scrolling paged view of your applications and virtual folders for organization.

    This also means can enter "wiggle mode" and delete App Store apps there, as well as drag any apps around or on top of each other to create folders, just like the iOS home screen.
     
  9. macsba macrumors 6502

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    Hi stol, mikecwest, and redheeler;

    I wasn't aware of that feature from Launchpad. Yeah, all I knew was when Launchpad is selected, the apps would be displayed like iOS.

    Learn something new each day. Thanks.
     

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