Mac App Store asking to "Accept" iMove and iPhoto, over and over and over again....

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  1. matt2053 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2012
    Every time I open the Mac App Store since upgrading to Mavericks, I am asked to "Accept" iMovie and iPhoto, even though I've had them since I bought my first Mac two years ago, and even though I click "Accept" every time I see it. Any idea how to make it stop?

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  2. guitarman777 macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Very odd. I ended up downloading & installing the iMovie 10.0 update twice and thought that was weird, but your situation is quite bizarre. Hmm...
  3. Regal Sauce macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Same problem

    My son is having the exact same problem on his macbook. Exactly the same as your screenshot.

    Would welcome any suggestions.
  4. badman89 macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I'm also facing the exact same problem as you (screenshot), and I have no idea what to do about it.
  5. bernhard macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2004
    Vienna, Austria
    I had that problem right after buyin the rMBP, which comes bundled with iLife.
    After a few days the annoying messages stopped and everything returned to normal.
  6. matt2053 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2012
    It finally seems to have stopped for me. If you are having this issue, I guess just wait a few days.
  7. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    Did you have to stop hitting the accept button for a few days for it to go away?
    I mean, every time i open the MAS, i usually try to "Accept"
    ....maybe i should just leave it alone?

    I have the same issues since doing a clean install. But mine has yet to go away. Actually, my account is currently in troubleshooting mode with Apple to try and fix?
  8. matt2053 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2012
    Haha well, it came back one day last week. Now, it's gone again....

    I'm at a loss. I believe I finally did just leave it alone.
  9. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 5, 2007
    ok thanks.....i'll leave it alone and wait till Apple gets back to me about their findings. I do have them installed. my worry was not getting future iphoto/imovie updates....
  10. mikehalloran macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
    Ancient thread, I know, but my wife's iMac has had this annoyance for years. iMovie only since iPhoto is no longer a thing.

    Has anyone ever found the solution? No one I've talked to at Apple seems to have heard of it (does anyone there know how to Google?).

    I'm on her machine right now. Have logged in and Accepted again — as I do 2–3x per year.

    iMovie fires up and is at v. 10.1.11 — Wiki says the latest version is 10.1.10 so I know it's been updating and there's no real problem.

    Still, it's things like this that annoy me.
    --- Post Merged, May 4, 2019 ---
    Hmmm... I may have found the solution. I deleted iMovie and tried to Install from the Purchased list in the App Store — no go because it won't Accept. Ok, I expected that.

    So, I went back 10 minutes in Time Machine and restored iMovie — took about a minute (love APFS Snapshots!). Closed the App Store and reopened. The Accept box is gone. ??? Ok, that's good...

    So, pushing my luck, I trashed iMovie again, closed and reopened the App Store again. The Accept button is gone and when I clicked on Install, it downloaded and installed like it was supposed to.

    I'm declaring victory. Hope this helps someone else.

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