install lion app not in application folder?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tbluhp, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I need to reinstall os x 10.7 but I can't find the download anywhere on the hard drive and when going into the mac app store to download again it's showing as installed and won't let me redownload?
  2. DICKNPHYL macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2011
    Go to apple menu and do a restart and then hold down the "command"and the "r" keys and follow the menu to reinstall LION. THIS SHOULD WORK AS I have done it several times.
  3. baryon macrumors 68040


    Oct 3, 2009
    Yep, if you buy Lion once, and say your hard drive crashes, you need to make a new iTunes account with a new credit card because you can't re-download Lion, and the installer deletes itself.

    I made SURE that Time Machine made a backup of my Applications folder before installing Lion, and I'm 100% sure that the Lion Installer was backed up. Now it's not there if I go back to the day I installed Lion. I can't believe it actually deletes the installer from your backup as well! It's ridiculous. You can only install the OS ONCE, and then your only hope is your recovery partition. If that fails, buy a new computer or make a new bank account!
  4. Andy-V macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    You most certainly can.
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    You can always download Lion again. Simply open the app store and when clicking on purchases, hold the option or alt key. This will enable you to download it again.
  6. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A5274d Safari/7534.48.3)

    If you had read any of the numerous threads on creating a Lion install CD, you wouldn't be worrying about this. That's how I installed Lion in my MBP at work. Of course, if I really wanted to download it again, I could do do so.

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