App store mavericks status shows download after install

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by resting, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. resting macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Anyone noticed the Mavericks status in App store still shows Download after installing?

    Have verified my local machine is on 10.9.

    Its not affecting anything, but just that little bit of me wondering if something went wrong with the installation or what.
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    The download button is for the installer. During the upgrade the installer gets deleted.
  3. JeffHew macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2013
    I have a minor issue after my upgrade to Mavericks, and when I noticed that it said download in the App Store, I wondered the same thing. Curious. :)
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    If you installed mavericks directly from the installer, then after it completed it would have deleted itself. That is why the mac app store is saying download. This is quite normal and nothing to worry about.
  5. vfx2335 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    On my current-generation rMBP that has Mavericks preinstalled, Mavericks also shows up as "Download" in the Mac App Store. Is it safe to ignore? Sounds like it's the same issue as above - the "Download" is for downloading the installer?
  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013

    The download button is displayed if the installer is not present in the Applications folder.
  7. vfx2335 macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2013
    So I can safely ignore the "Download" button?
  8. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    Safely? Sure, I don't think it poses a danger of any kind.

    If the button distracts you, push it to download the Mavericks installer, and leave it in your Applications folder. It will take ~5.3GB of disk space, but the button will change from 'Download' to 'Downloaded'. This only works to change the button in the 'Purchases' tab though, and not in the Mavericks store page. If you visit the store page often, you are just going to have to come in terms with the 'Download' button.

    Oh, and don't ever run or remove the installer, as doing so will make the 'Download' button reappear.

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