Where is the downloaded el capitan?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by djsound, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

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    I am on the dev. program and downloaded El Capitan but had to abort because I did not have enough free space to install. I have now made enough space and want to try again but cant figure out how to get the thing installing? In app store it says "downloaded"...but where is it? How can I run it? thanks.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It downloads to your application folder. If the download is completed, all you should have to do is double-click on it to start the install process.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    Similar problem. In app store it says "downloaded" and it is on my iMac but when I check in my Applications folder there is nothing that says El Capitan installer.
     
  5. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Look for "Install OS X El Capitan" in the Applications folder. I think it is 6.08 Gb.
     
  6. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. did a search with that name and nothing comes up. Was just trying to see about making a copy of the OS but it says you need the installer to do it. Do I have to re-download El Capitan again?
     
  7. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    The only option is to download again if you have already downloaded and installed El Capitan. The installer app automatically deletes after installation. I'm not sure how you get around the Downloaded status in the App Store. You need the button to show the Download choice in the Purchase tab.
     
  8. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    It does show that in the Purchased tab. So downloading again won't hurt anything? not sure if it's worth the trouble. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Downloading it again will not hurt, other than the time it takes to download. The installer app will automatically launch after the download is completed. Answer the question about which language then Quit the app on the next screen. The full installer app will then be left in the Applications folder.
     
  10. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    Great, thanks for the help.
     

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