Mavericks Install file deleted after installing!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by omniatlas, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. omniatlas macrumors member

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    So...I was planning to back up the file to a USB. Now its apparently gone after I installed the new OS...do I have to redownload?
     
  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, it auto deletes. Thats why I copied mine to an external HDD before installing.

    You can redownload it easily by clicking 'download' again.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Go to the purchases tab of the MAS. If its not there, then try starting the app store while holding down the option key
     
  4. omniatlas thread starter macrumors member

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    You're kidding me...I'm not redownloading 5 gb again.

    Can I just lockup to the local apple store and ask them to copy it to a USB disk?
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    You'd still have to download it at the store. Even though it's free, the download is still associated with your Apple ID.
     
  6. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Seriously? Just download it before going to bed. Your machine won't burst into flames while you sleep.
     
  7. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade your internet connection. We're in 2013.
    It took me 30-35 minutes to download it.
     
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  9. omniatlas thread starter macrumors member

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    No it won't, but internet data is expensive here in Australia.

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    Does it also save a copy into that safe partition on your HD just in case you need to reinstall?
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    That's your only option, re-download it.


    I copied my Mavericks so that it won't get deleted, Is currently sitting on my external disk
     
  11. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    This statement is ridiculous.

    Most of the Internet users do no have the choice : I have a 2 mbps "only" download connexion and NO OTHER technical choice.

    And remember that in some countries Internet data is not free : you pay for each bit.
     
  12. Tech198, Oct 25, 2013
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    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Dunno what ISP your with, but I only have 8mpbs download with 250Gig, and i can say I've re-downloaded Mavericks about 5 times already, with still plenty to spare..
     
  13. omniatlas thread starter macrumors member

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    Bigpond.
     
  14. whohasaquestion macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering...where does App Store save the file to? Is it the download folder? I looked but not found.
     
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  16. whohasaquestion macrumors 6502

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    It's probably installed there...but the download file is saved there too?
     
  17. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Yep.
     
  18. jkmlaok macrumors newbie

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    Unusual for me - it's a first

    I am sharing the install DMG with friends because we are in Afghanistan for a few more months and internet sucks. So one guy downloaded it from the App store and we are sharing it.

    The odd part is that we installed it from a thumb drive and it has created a new install.mavericks.app.dmg on all our MacBooks once it restarted. It's just a generic DMG logo, but I have never had it do that. I'm not complaining either!:D
     
  19. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    I have a Telstra cable connection speed of about 115mbps with 200GB of data for $100/month. ADSL is significantly cheaper.. unless you live in a rural area (which i'm guessing you don't because you have access to an Apple Store), or are very unlucky I don't really see how it is that expensive (unless we have different definitions of "expensive").
     
  20. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

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    That was for lion and mountain lion. It won't work with mavericks.

    Do it this way instead.

    Your 8 GB USB drive should be called Untitled and formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). The installer should be called Install OS X Mavericks.app and should be in your Applications folder.

    Run this in terminal and wait about 20 minutes:

    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

    You should see something like this:

    Erasing Disk: 0%... 10%... 20%... 100%...
    Copying installer files to disk...
    Copy complete.
    Making disk bootable...
    Copying boot files...
    Copy complete.
    Done.

    You can then boot up from the USB by holding down the option key, then install it from the USB.

    Note that this will also install a recovery partition.
     

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