Reinstalling Apps from the App store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dgr, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. dgr macrumors member

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    My issue is every time I try to run one of my apps I keep getting a message that the app quit unexpectedly. An easy fix in the Windows world is to uninstall while keeping your data files and then reinstall. How exactly do I do this with OSX or is there a better way to handle corrupt/non-cooperative apps. TIA!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. dgr thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using 10.6.8 and it's Borderlands GOY edition. I did what you said and saw the saved games were still there. I copied it to a second location as well just in case. Then I went back into the Mac store and every time I try to login I get "No GUID is available"....ugh
     
  4. Nikh macrumors regular

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    On Mac OS all apps from Mac App Store are copied to /Applications/ folder. You can safely remove the app from there and re-download it again - app bundles doesn't contain any user data.
    However, if you have some corrupted saves or user data, which refuses application to load, you should check ~/Library/YourAppName folder for this data. Also applications store preferences at ~/Library/Preferences/, it would be something like com.yourappauthor.yourappname.plist.
     
  5. dgr thread starter macrumors member

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    After fixing my login issue with the app store and reinstalling it works now and all my settings remain enact. Thanks all.
     

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