Why can't I download some apps from App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rodedwards, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. rodedwards macrumors regular

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    Jul 7, 2010
    #1
    Hi everyone ...

    Probably a really simple answer to this ... but i can't find it ... So hope somebody can help.

    I've just clean reinstalled Mojave on my Mac. I want to download some previously purchased apps from App Store to add to my hard drive - Apps like Apple Pages etc.

    However, i only see option for "Open" and run the app. The app works when i click "Open", but I'd like it on my HD in case i don't have internet sometime.

    How do i get that App Store Cloud Download icon to re-appear please?

    Thanks ...
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

    Stephen.R

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    Thailand
    #2
    If it says “open” rather than showing the re-download icon, that means it’s already installed on your Mac.
     
  3. rodedwards thread starter macrumors regular

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    #3
    Ahhh ... thanks ... i see i have it on a second drive (back up) and it seems the OS has detected this. I've just dragged across. Didn't expect Mojave to know this and wanted a complete clean install. Appreciate your help ... :)
     

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