says el capitan is downloaded

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by wildernessbob, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. wildernessbob macrumors member

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    I upgraded my mac mini to el capitan, now i want to upgrade my 2009 mbp, which is compatible. the app store says i've already downloaded it to my mbp but i haven't. now what?
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  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Then you can download them from your Mac mini, and copy installer to your MBP to upgrade.
     
  3. wildernessbob thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya, i should have thought of that. thanks
     
  4. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Somehow the OS knows if the installer file is somewhere on the device and won't let you download another. It might be hidden away somewhere
     
  5. wildernessbob thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't see how. i have never dowloaded it. what is it called so i can do a search of my machine?
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  6. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Installesd.dmg, install OS X El Capitan.app

    Your issue might not be because of this "feature"
     
  7. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    The installer should be in your Applications folder, but if you ran it, it would erase itself.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It will also show "Downloaded" if you have saved the installer even to an external drive you have attached. So make sure you check there as well as the /Applications folder others mentioned.
     
  9. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    If you've ever downloaded the El Capitan installer from the App Store to your iTunes account, go to the App Store app, and then to the Purchases tab. Find the OS X El Capitan item and click on the DOWNLOAD button. If it's greyed out and says "DOWNLOADED", it's on your system somewhere.

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    Do a search in Finder (⌥⌘ SpaceBar) and look for INSTALL. The file is called "Install IS X El Capitan.app".

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  10. wildernessbob thread starter macrumors member

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