Sierra re-download, how? (now High Sierra is just released, it's impossible!)

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by jimthing, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    I didn't. I did a fresh install on a separate SSD. Why do you assume I upgraded? I would still like the ability to be able to do a fresh install of macOS Sierra on a new drive, you know?
  2. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007
    How can I get the full Sierra installer?
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It was a few days ago, maybe a week.
  6. jpuccino macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2017

    That link:
    It worked for me just now. I'm wondering if it won't work for you because they sent you the US link and you're in the UK, since your other comments seem to indicate UK, and I clicked it from a US Mac in the US.

    Whoops! I missed the note that the link started working. Thought it might have been a regional thing.
  7. ViktorEvil macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2014
    glad I found this High Sierra has issues on my 2014 Mac mini (I have a hdd with files that have custom icons and it freezes the OS every time I open it)

    never had to downgrade an OS before :(
  8. Kiritsu macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2018
    This took me (in the US) to an app store official download. Perfect!

    Guess Apple made it available again?
  9. Jonex777 macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2018

    hey i got a cloud drive you could upload it to...
    I downloaded high sierra about a week ago.The new OS was really smooth at first but after me restarting the macbook pro it just went down hill. The mac started glitching...GLITCHING. Never have i expierenced this from an apple product but now... simple taskes it toke minutes to do on sierra, it takes hours and days to do on high sierra. I am very unsatisfied. You would expect this from Microsoft engineering, not Apple.
  10. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The post 2 posts above yours takes you to the official Apple download of Sierra without having to get it from someone else.
  11. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    AFAIK, all downloaded installers will expired in few years. So, even have the backup installer on hand, they may suddenly stop working in future.

    The work around I personally prefer is to use the mas-cli, which can be installed via Homebrew. Then all you need to know is just the correct reference number to download the installer you want.
    • OS X 10.7 Lion:444303913
    • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion:537386512
    • OS X 10.9 Mavericks:675248567
    • OS X 10.10 Yosemite:915041082
    • OS X 10.11 El Capitan:1018109117
    • macOS 10.12 Sierra:1127487414
    • macOS 10.13 High Sierra:1246284741
  12. crazyhorse90210 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2018
    I don't understand, I have mas installed and when searching for those numbers no results are found. How are you able to download those old MacOS installs with mas, exactly?
  13. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I am here => [•]
    It's an 'historical' thing. You had to have previously downloaded the OS versions when they were the current versions. If you did, they will show up on the Purchased tab within the MAS. If you did not download/install them via the MAS when they were the current versions, they will not be available for you.
  14. crazyhorse90210 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2018
    Okay, thanks for the clarification. Seems I did not download them from the store, rats.
  15. h9826790, Mar 9, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018

    h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    You mean MAS or mas-cli?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 9, 2018 ---
    I was talking about mas-cli, not MAS, there is no "Purchased tab" in mas-cli. It's a command line tool, no tab, no GUI.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 9, 2018 ---
    Just tested, I can still use it. (Mavericks)
    Screen Shot 2018-03-10 at 01.23.31.jpg
  16. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    The iTunes link listed above is working for me. Now to figure out if I truly want to downgrade or not.

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