Is the Lion installer deleted?

Awjvail

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Does anybody know if after the Lion installer has run its course and you've upgraded, is the installer deleted?

I'm just wondering because I really don't feel like redownloading the file from the MAS and want to burn the .dmg to a disc.

Perhaps it can be retrieved from a Time Machine backup from before I upgraded? What should I be looking for?
 

C64

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Does anybody know if after the Lion installer has run its course and you've upgraded, is the installer deleted?

I'm just wondering because I really don't feel like redownloading the file from the MAS and want to burn the .dmg to a disc.

Perhaps it can be retrieved from a Time Machine backup from before I upgraded? What should I be looking for?
Yes, it's deleted. You could look for the "Install Mac OS X" app in the Applications folder in one of your backups.
 

chipmullins

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Deleted Lion Installer

Hello Awjvail,

Once you have ran the Mac OS X Lion installer it gets deleted from your computer. This is to use the lowest amount of space possible. The only way to get the installer back is to download it again from the Mac App Store.

I am not really sure if you can retrieve it from a Time Machine backup, but it can be worth the try. I recommend buying the .dmg of the installer to a DVD and storing it until it will be used again.
 

gentlefury

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you can actually re-download it from the app store. Open the App Store, and hold the opt key while you press the purchased tab. The greyed out installed button will now be clickable. You can re-download it and just quit when it asks if you want to install. Go you your applications folder and there will be a lion installer...view contents and extract the dmg...burn away!
 

dyn

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you can actually re-download it from the app store. Open the App Store, and hold the opt key while you press the purchased tab. The greyed out installed button will now be clickable.
That doesn't work, it is still a greyed out button telling me it is installed already.
 

Icy1007

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I just duplicated it, renamed it, and put it into a different folder before installing Lion and it was still there when it was done installing.
 

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