Can't download OS X Yosemite public beta

Jacksonc

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Dec 1, 2013
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Jony's house
I'm trying to download the OS X Yosemite public beta, but it keeps jumping to 5.07 GB and then saying an error has occurred. Is this happening to anyone else?
 

jian

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Dec 5, 2008
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San Francisco
I'm trying to download the OS X Yosemite public beta, but it keeps jumping to 5.07 GB and then saying an error has occurred. Is this happening to anyone else?
Yes, I am very frustrated over this as well, I am trying to find a torrent of it, forget about MAS.
 

Sleix

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Apr 21, 2003
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Thousand Oaks, CA
I'm trying to download the OS X Yosemite public beta, but it keeps jumping to 5.07 GB and then saying an error has occurred. Is this happening to anyone else?
Getting this same issue as well, around the first GB downloaded and it does it every time. Running an early 2011 Mac Mini.

Anybody know where it's being downloaded to? Maybe if I clean out the cache it can be resolved in some way?
 

jiehanzheng

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Jul 24, 2014
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I am having exactly the same problem. Did anyone managed to download after seeing this message?
 

three

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Jan 22, 2008
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Washington State
It took me a couple tries to get it to finally "fully" download. What I found helped (in my case) was to prevent the computer from sleeping which somehow messed up the download. Took way too long for me to realize that but at least I got it downloaded eventually.
 

anp27

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Jan 17, 2011
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Brooklyn, NY
:(

Still can't download the beta. I get the error message every time. I've tried everything... rebooting, sign out/in, tried re-downloading hundreds of times but I'm still Yosemite-less.

Very sad.
 

Icaras

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Mar 18, 2008
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Glad there's a thread for this issue now. I'm one of the affected and over 12 hours in and still no luck for me either.

Sometimes it'll get over a gig, and then the download will just start over from zero.
 

Prodo123

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Nov 18, 2010
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This marks my 20th try.

DNS settings were tested with both Google DNS (8.8.8.8/8.8.4.4) and the ISP default.
With Google DNS it got to anywhere between 100MB to 2.4GB then it either reset to 0 bytes and started over without any error messages, or skipped to 5.07GB and said error.
With ISP default, it got the same error once then it's stuck on giving the exact same error again and again.

Can someone upload a link to the installer please? > <
 

joefrank64k

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Feb 12, 2008
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^ Same here...Southern California and no luck. I've been trying since last night. Gets to 1GB or so, jumps back to zero, then 'An error has occurred'...
 

joshuaclinton

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Mar 28, 2014
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Sooooooooo I've been trying to download the beta since it went live yesterday. I logged in, received code, redeemed and started downloading it. However, my connection at time was a joke and I decided to wait to download it later in the day after the servers weren't so loaded. Now, it won't even download at all. As you can see from the pictures, it says "Waiting...", then it gives the error, but you can see, in the last photo, that it thinks (or assumes) that it is downloaded.

My question: Is there anyway to delete the file from my computer and try to re-download? I'm not sure if it may be in any system file folder or not...

THANKS!
 

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BasicGreatGuy

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Sooooooooo I've been trying to download the beta since it went live yesterday. I logged in, received code, redeemed and started downloading it. However, my connection at time was a joke and I decided to wait to download it later in the day after the servers weren't so loaded. Now, it won't even download at all. As you can see from the pictures, it says "Waiting...", then it gives the error, but you can see, in the last photo, that it thinks (or assumes) that it is downloaded.

My question: Is there anyway to delete the file from my computer and try to re-download? I'm not sure if it may be in any system file folder or not...

THANKS!
Look in the Application Support folder > App store folder> the downloaded file.

For those having trouble, deleting the update journal.plist file in said folder might help in downloading the file again (I did not test as I didn't have this annoying problem). It is worth a shot. All that plist file does is show what you have downloaded from the MAS.
 

joshuaclinton

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Mar 28, 2014
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Look in the Application Support folder > App store folder> the downloaded file.

For those having trouble, deleting the update journal.plist file in said folder might help in downloading the file again (I did not test as I didn't have this annoying problem). It is worth a shot. All that plist file does is show what you have downloaded from the MAS.
Thank you for replying! The only thing in my App store folder is "adoption.plist"..
 

jbaugh

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Apr 15, 2005
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No luck here either

I've tried multiple downloads from the App Store on two different computers. Always the same result. I can an unspecified "error" message with 8 minutes remaining on the download. I've used OpenDNS server and Comcast default DNS server with same results. I have now tried at least 15 times.

Is there another way to access this beta?