App Store stole my programs.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BornToMac, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. BornToMac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2008
    So, I did like everyone else and downloaded the Mac App Store yesterday. After it was installed and my computer restarted, I noticed that some of my apps were missing (Reeder in particular). This is a legitimate app downloaded from their site and now it is gone with no official Mac App in the App Store (even though their is one in the iOS store). Should I be worried about the Mac store removing other apps I have installed? If I have a "borrowed" version of say MS Office, will the Mac App Store detect and remove it once office becomes available in the App Store?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Do you really believe the App Store removed your apps?
    Are there no other explanations available?
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Just restore it from your Time Machine backup.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The Mac App Store looks at your apps to compare their "magic numbers" (internal ID numbers) and versions to what's in the store, but it should be "look but don't touch". It certainly shouldn't remove any applications. It think we would have heard from a lot more people if there was a bug like that in the Mac App Store.
  5. BornToMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2008
    First of all Go Dawgs! No I don't really think that the App store "stole" my apps and I could definitely reinstall or redownload the missing apps either from Time Machine or he site themselves.

    However, after the 10.6.6 update and installation of the MAS, a couple of programs were removed without a trace. The ones in the dock were replaced by a ? and when I looked in my mac hd/library/applications folder there is no record of the app being there in the first place. No real big deal, but thought it was strange that a given app would be removed (it didn't happen with Evernote which is present on my hd and in the app store)
  6. i3igsmooth5769 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA

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