Deleted App Still Shows As Needing Update In Mac App Store

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Zelf24, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Zelf24 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    So I installed Twitter via the Mac App Store (under Lion) months ago, and decided to delete the app tonight (under Mountain Lion). Even though the app appears to be completely removed from my system, the Mac App Store keeps telling me that there is an update available for it. How do I let the MAS know that I no longer have this app installed on my system, so it will stop with the update news?

  2. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Just update the app and then delete it after the notice is gone.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    That is still on the disk or another partition.
  4. Zelf24 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Thank you both. Some serious manual searching found the culprit.
  5. contempt macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Wow, I was so frustrated as I had also deleted an app and the App Store kept showing the update. Spent a long while looking and deleting prefs, etc. but it still wouldn't go away. Thanks to you guys, it turned out I always keep an archive of apps on an external drive. Just zipped that up... and the Updates are gone! Thanks for your help.

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