Can't redownload Mac App Store Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pavelbure, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    Just did a clean install of Lion. When I go to the mac app store to download a few apps I had before it does not give me the option of re downloading, it just says "Installed". I looked in my apps folder and they are not there.

    Anyone else with this issue ? I could probably get them off of my carbon copy cloner drive, but I'm curious as to why I can't re download.
  2. CyberPaul macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2009
    Mac App Store not redownloading apps in Lion

    I have the same problem.
    New applications are fine, but re-installing does not work.

    It is very repeatable, once a solution is found I will also want to know how to remove all these free apps from my account.
  3. littlekdabomb macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    Solution found

    I just had a similar problem. I downloaded OSX Lion, but when I started the installation, it said the file had been corrupted. So, I tried re-downloading it, but couldn't figure out how. Finally, I looked in the applications folder and found "Install Mac OSX Lion." After dragging it to the trash can, I was able to re-download from the App store. It seems you can only re-download Lion if that application is no longer in the Application folder. Hope this helps!

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