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macOS Sierra and Later Not Listed in Mac App Store Purchased Tab, Updates Not Tied to Apple ID

mykee

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Following the release of macOS High Sierra, Mac users have discovered that Apple is no longer listing previous operating system updates in a user's Purchased tab in the Mac App Store.

Neither macOS Sierra nor macOS High Sierra show up in the Purchased list, suggesting the updates are no longer tied to an Apple ID account. Previous Mac software updates were linked to an Apple ID account and updating required an Apple ID and password, something that could be a hassle when a Mac changed ownership.


An Apple support document on reinstalling apps confirms that the change to remove macOS Sierra and High Sierra from the Purchased tab was intentional.

"macOS Sierra or later doesn't appear in the Purchased tab," reads the document.

In the case of macOS Sierra, the change means that there's no way for Mac users to download macOS Sierra should they want to downgrade from High Sierra for some reason.

OS X El Capitan, OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier updates are all tied to a user account and listed in the Mac App Store. Apple has also made a link to the OS X El Capitan update available through a support document, but no similar support document is available for macOS Sierra.

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[doublepost=1511173584][/doublepost]Hi All,

Sorry if this is a late reply... here is the direct App Store link for 10.12.6 -
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?mt=12

Enjoy.
[doublepost=1511176330][/doublepost]Hi All,
mac Sierra direct download via the App Store link for 10.12.6 if you can't find it!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?mt=12
 

gee2thegee

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What is this file? Nothing opens it.

Hi,

Late into this discussion and my 1st post on this forum anyway, but desperately need some help.

Is this a simple package installer of Sierra? How would one install it?
Also, to cut a long story short I could really use some options here:
I'm looking at a brand new iMAC (for use as a new digital audio workstation); at the moment, High Sierra is not supported on my audio workstation, and for other reasons I am looking to get a system ASAP. As the new iMacs only come with High Sierra, is this any chance to downgrade using either this .pkg above, or another way to get it installed on a new iMac

Appreciate your thoughts prior to formerly contacting Apple to find out.

Cheers.
 

chrfr

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Hi,

Late into this discussion and my 1st post on this forum anyway, but desperately need some help.

Is this a simple package installer of Sierra? How would one install it?
The package in that link does not work. You need to follow the link in the post immediately above yours and download the Sierra installer from the App Store.
 

gee2thegee

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The package in that link does not work. You need to follow the link in the post immediately above yours and download the Sierra installer from the App Store.

thanks a lot - yes, I noted that after I sent the update.
however, is it actually possible from a h/w perspective to de-install high sierra on a new iMac and then install sierra?
 

chrfr

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thanks a lot - yes, I noted that after I sent the update.
however, is it actually possible from a h/w perspective to de-install high sierra on a new iMac and then install sierra?
You will need to make a USB installer from the Sierra installer, and then start up from that, format the drive, and then install Sierra. It will work fine on your computer.
Apple provides instructions on the USB installer here: https://support.apple.com/HT201372
 

brdeveloper

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thanks a lot - yes, I noted that after I sent the update.
however, is it actually possible from a h/w perspective to de-install high sierra on a new iMac and then install sierra?
I guess another option is resizing your current partition (on utilities->disk utility) for freeing up disk space for Sierra. Then double-click Sierra installer; choose the empty partition (already created on disk utility) as the target. After that, you'll get dual-boot (you can choose between installed operating systems by holding option after turning your computer on); choose Sierra partition; test; test a little longer; finally, delete the old system partition. Don't know if it's possible to resize the newer partition for using the freed up space.

I'm currently running Mavericks and El Capitan in dual boot by following the above instructions.
 

Valentinie

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...people who don't read just above their own posts really waste everybody else's time. Thanks.

Sorry dude - I only read through several pages before posting. More than most will read when looking for an answer. Periodic insertions (even repeats) supplying readers with specific information and an actual solution provides more value than that passive aggressive comment. Ironically adding more time wasting text to this thread. Thanks.
 
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reukiodo

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Mission accomplished: after installing this command-line tool, the command
mas install 1127487414
purchased*, downloaded, and installed version 10.12.6 which then verified

[jtm@socrates ~]$ codesign -dv /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app
Executable=/Applications/Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/MacOS/InstallAssistant_springboard
Identifier=com.apple.InstallAssistant.Sierra
Format=app bundle with Mach-O thin (x86_64)
CodeDirectory v=20200 size=321 flags=0x2200(kill,library-validation) hashes=4+3 location=embedded
Signature size=4605
Info.plist entries=30
TeamIdentifier=K36BKF7T3D
Sealed Resources version=2 rules=7 files=137
Internal requirements count=1 size=124

and worked correctly.

* By which I mean, the program not only downloaded Sierra, it did so using the Apple-supplied App Store frameworks in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks, resulting in an application bundle containing a properly-signed MAS receipt linked to my Apple ID.

Is there a list of these somewhere? Something like:

10.7 Lion mas install xxxx
10.8 Mountain Lion mas install xxxx
10.9 Mavericks mas install xxxx
10.10 Yosemite mas install xxxx
10.11 El Capitan mas install xxxx
10.12 Sierra mas install 1127487414
10.13 High Sierra mas install xxxx
 

ZMacintosh

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For 10.7 – 10.9, you may need to install 10.10 ~ 10.13 I believe to download them from the Mac App Store if you have had them previously.

Otherwise:

10.7 – https://www.apple.com/shop/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion

10.8 – https://www.apple.com/shop/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion

———

10.10 Yosemite – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210717

10.11 El Capitan – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886

10.12 Sierra – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202

10.13 High Sierra – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208969

10.14 Mojave – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210190
 
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Mr_Brightside_@

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For 10.7 – 10.9, you may need to install 10.10 ~ 10.13 I believe to download them from the Mac App Store if you had have them previously.

Otherwise:

10.7 – https://www.apple.com/shop/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion

10.8 – https://www.apple.com/shop/product/D6377Z/A/os-x-mountain-lion

———

10.10 Yosemite – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210717

10.11 El Capitan – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886

10.12 Sierra – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202

10.13 High Sierra – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208969

10.14 Mojave – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210190
These are the new certs?
 
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