can't locate Install OS X el Capitan.app after upgrading

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by punk912, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. punk912 macrumors newbie

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    So I've just upgraded from Maverick to el Capitan via the "Upgrade" button in the AppStore. I like to have a USB bootable backup but cannot find the "Install OS X el Capitan.app anywhere in the /Applications folder. Anyone got any ideas ?
     
  2. Autistic Behaviour macrumors member

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    To the best of my knowledge, the OS automatically deletes it after the install. What I do, is to copy it after it downloads from the app store, but before I run the installer. You can re-download it in the purchases section of appstore.
     
  3. beebarb macrumors 6502

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    @punk912
    The installer for OS X self destructs (deletes itself) once the installation is complete.
    If you wanted to make a USB installer, you should have done that before performing the upgrade.
     
  4. punk912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    darn it, that's another 6+ GB (40min) all over again :(

    I was afraid of the "Self-destructs" answer :(

    thank y'all
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    It is not a problem just go to the store and download again. It will be in the app folder and you can then make your install disk.
     
  6. punk912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    while we here - anyone with problem locating the Photos app ? iPhotos is not working and cannot find the Photos app in the AppStore as well :(
     
  7. beebarb macrumors 6502

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    Photos comes with El Capitan, it's not in the app store.
    It should already be in your /Applications folder.
     
  8. punk912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found it, thanks mate
     
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Autistic Behaviour is correct.

    -Sorry, I just felt that needed saying.
     

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