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

    Jul 7, 2010
    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


    Nov 2, 2018
    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

    Jul 7, 2010
    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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