Restore App Store Purchases

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by twoturnspin, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. twoturnspin macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    took the plunge yesterday and bought a Macbook Pro Retina, screen looked too beautiful to pass it up! So, I'm on the journey to move from PC world to Mac.
    I started restoring all my App Store Purchases for my iPad & iPhone to the MB but stopped that while I did the upgrade to ML.
    So now I'm looking to get those apps restored - but can't find them. I've been Googling around around but cant work it out. Not sure if I am not looking in the right place or ML has some kind of hang up. Thought they must have gotten hidden but they are not.
    Any thoughts? Driving me insane, normally I can work all this kind of stuff out easily.
  2. midtownhd macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
    Can't you just login onto iTunes and re-download the apps you purchase?
    Once you buy them, you can re-download them whenever you want.
    You just need to authorize the new computer.
  3. twoturnspin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    No didn't work, only a few apps came across, i figured that would work as well but it was not to be.
    This afternoon I found that I could plug in my iPad and iPhone and copy the apps back to the computer, so, in a convoluted way, that is all good.
  4. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    You're going to the iTunes store, clicking "purchased" and then the apps aren't showing up?

    All apps purchased with the signed in Apple ID should show up there for download.

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  5. twoturnspin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    I thought the same thing but NO!!! So frustrating, maybe something to do with going from PC to Mac, I'm not sure. Copying back seems to work out so I'm happy.

    Actually as I was checking my details for this reply I went back to my "purchased" area and saw a "Download Previous Purchases" button, which I then followed back and had everything in it for me to download. I would swear that that button was not there previously but I think I am slowly going insane...

    Mac seems to hate Windows Domains, anything to do with my work network resources. I feel like I am speaking French to an Australian - not very effective. Still I look at my Retina screen and all is well with my soul!!!

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