ML on dual boot & re-installing MAS apps

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by AlexDedalus, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. AlexDedalus macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2012

    I have installed Mountain Lion as a testing partition on a MBP - since I don't want to dedicate a full machine to it - it works remarkably smoothly for a DP1 (much better than Lion last year where you had trouble with with Dropbox & so on...) except for a few glitches here and there...but I can't figure how to re-install my apps for the MAS on the ML partition :(

    Things is the MAS identify them as already installed - because well they're already on this MBP in my Lion partition - and when I try to launch the MAS while holding "alt" (just like you do when you want to re-download the .dmg of Lion) nothing happen...the app won't re-install :(

    Any ideas of to fix this ? Or is it simply not possible to install MAS apps 2x on the same Mac via dual boot ?

  2. Joe HS macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    3 Choices

    You can either open the applications from the original /Applications folder on the first partition when you need them, copy the .app files from the old /Applications folder into the new one or make a set of Alias' and move them over to the new /Applications folder to save disk space.

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