Installed Apple Software not recognized in App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by floh, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Hey everyone!

    I know there have been many threads about this, but they all seem to go around third party software not being recognized as "installed" in the App Store.

    I have the following Apple Software installed from other sources than the App Store (preinstalled or DVD):
    - iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband)
    - iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
    - Logic Studio (including Logic Pro, Main Stage)

    While iLife was found and registered as "installed" by the App Store, neither iWork nor Logic Studio have.

    I have two questions:

    1. Could this have any disadvantages for me in the future? Apple seems to be fading out optical drives, and maybe I will soon only be able to install registered software from the App Store, not from DVDs?

    2. Is there anything I can do to make the App Store see these installed programs? I'm running Lion.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Not from what I've found. I called apple support and they said there working on a solution but for now it's a case of keeping the disks.
  3. floh thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Thanks! Now that is first hand information! :)

    So I guess I'll be fine for now, knowing that Apple knows about this and will provide a solution before banning discs completely.

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