Reinstalling software purchased from the App store?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by munk18, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. munk18 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    Just last night ran into a number of problems Ive never encountered before with my early 2011 MBP and El Capitan. you can read about it here!

    Anyway, I dont know yet if I should reformat my HD and reinstall El Capitan, but most likely it will come down to that. I did this Clean install of El Capitan less than a week ago.

    The only important program I have on my drive is Logic Pro X I purchased from the App store about 2 days ago. My question is if I were to reformat and reinstall El Capitan can I reinstall Logic Pro X back on my computer? I have the receipt in my email. Just wondering if theres anything I should know with reinstalling apps purchased from the Apple store.

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You can re-download apps purchased from the Mac App Store.

    Confirm by launching Mac App Store, and go to Purchases Tab. If it's in the history then you should be good.
  3. munk18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    Well at the moment my mac froze doing the Apple Hardware Test so I cant get to the desktop to check my purchases. Typing this on a PC that doesnt have iTunes. I signed into my apple ID account on and there are no orders shown in my account history for the past 90s days... Do I need Mac Store App to check?
  4. highlystrange macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2015
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    You need the Mac App Store to check this. In the dock, it's the round blue icon with a white "A."
  5. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    If Apple decides to pull software from Mac App Store there is no way to download it again. With Apples own software it probably isn't a issue but its worth keeping in mind...
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    How to archive? Is there a way to get a local copy to reinstall?
  7. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    You could archive them in Finder and copy the archives to external drive(s).

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