Getting Mac App store to recognize already purchased apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BJB Productions, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

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    Hey everyone,
    Short story: I've got iLife '11, iWork '09 and Factime HD. However, the Mac App store does not recognize that I have these installed, therefore I don't receive updates and such. When I go to the store, it has the option to buy the apps. Is there any way to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Nope, they were all installed before the App store existed...
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Then you don't get updates via the App Store.
     
  5. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, will they still come via Software update?
     
  6. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Correct :) Except I thought Facetime was App-Store only.
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    2011 MBPs with the FaceTime HD camera also come with it pre-installed.
     
  8. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah; which mine has. However, the App Store does not recognize that either.
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That's because it did not come from the App Store.
     
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