Unable to re-download Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Basic75, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Basic75 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    it appears that I have the opposite problem to that reported by many other people:

    After buying Mountain Lion and installing it, I can't redownload it from the App Store.

    In fact, both on 10.7 and on 10.8 the only OS X that shows up in my "purchases" for re-download is Lion!

    So even though the cost is low, I don't really want to risk having to pay again for Mountain Lion; when I navigate to it in the App Store it shows me the price as if I had never ever bought it before...

    Anybody have an idea how to fix this?
     
  2. Sital macrumors 68000

    Sital

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    Go to the Mac App Store and try holding down the option key when you click on "Purchases". Mountain Lion should then appear in the list.

    I would also suggest making a Mountain Lion installer thumb drive either through Disk Utility or with a 3rd party program.
     
  3. Basic75 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let's see ... doesn't make any difference, it still doesn't show up.

    Yes, I have actually done that, also because I've got more than one Mac and a slow internet connection, but it's still at 10.8.0, and I wanted to update it occasionally, that's why I wanted to re-download now.
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

    Icy1007

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    Did you purchase ML using a different AppleID?
     
  5. Basic75 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hm, I've only got one that I can use to make App Store purchases. At most the difference is between @me.com and @mac.com, but that doesn't usually make a difference, and all my other purchases are showing up, buth pre and post-ML-install... I'll try though.
     
  6. Basic75 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I tried with both @me.com and @mac.com, but, unfortunately and as expected, it didn't make any difference. I don't have any other account that is set up to make App Store purchases.
     
  7. Basic75 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This fixed it:

    "To view hidden apps, choose Store > View My Account, enter your Apple ID and password, click View Account, and then click View Hidden Purchases. To show a hidden app in the purchased apps list, click its Unhide button."

    There were two hidden items, one that I remember hiding, and Mountain Lion, which I definitely never put into hidden status, at least not intentionally, but who knows, perhaps a kid got hold of the mouse before the screensaver kicked in...
     
  8. shmonkus macrumors member

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    Awesome! I was wondering where it went! Thanks for this!
     

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