Restored my MacBook Air 2011 model to factory settings.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kendo, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Kendo macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    I did the OS X Lion recovery and just realized that I no longer have iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand. Will I get charged for these if I download them again from the App Store? Or are the purchases linked to the machine so it will recognize that my MacBook Air came with them installed and not charge me?
  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    You purchases are tied to your itunes account. When you log in again, you should be able to redownload.
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    You won't be charged. In the App Store under previous purchases you should notice the option to "Accept" installs of the iLife programs. Just accept each of them and they'll be downloaded and installed. No charge.
  4. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    Any Apps you previously downloaded, free or pay, are available for re-download at any time. It is really slick, and a major OS X feature for me.
  5. Kendo thread starter macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2011
    Even if I never physically downloaded them myself? Because iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand came pre-installed.
  6. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    Mac App Store knows that your computer came with that software. Sign in, and you'll see it.

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