App Store not really updating

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Oldmanmac, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Oldmanmac macrumors 6502

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    #1
    When ever I turn on my Mac there is always a '4' on the App Store icon. Going to the store and hitting 'Update All' shows a progress bar. Quitting App Store and leaving, the same '4' updates show up again, in a perpetual circle.

    Ideas?
     
  2. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Is your system managed by a server, running OS updates?
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #3
    If your system is NOT managed, odds are it's a corrupted / stale update cache. This is an amazingly common problem on OS X, and I'm stumped as to why Apple doesn't make it easier to fix. Anyway, go into ~/Library/Caches and find files called com.apple.appstore and com.apple.softwareupdate. Delete them. Log out and back in (just to be safe). Try again - should work now.
     

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