89698 Views 72 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2013 12:48 AM by am5ki
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to strangebirds)Just to confirm, I tried this and it fixed it for me. A rebuild of the spotlight index was the solution, and the iMovie update that I couldn't download appeared in the updates and is now installing.
Go to System Preferences, then Spotlight
Go to the Privacy tab, and add "Macintosh HD" or whatever you call your main drive.
Close and check that spotlight has cleared the index for that drive - I tested by searching for iMovie or iPhoto.
Go back to Spotlight prefs in System Prefs and remove the added "Macintosh HD"
The index should rebuild (little dot in spotlight magnifier top right)
When complete, App Store updates that were broken should work again.MacBook Pro 17", Mac Mini, White MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6), 5G iPod, iPhone, Time Capsule
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2011 1:14 AM (in response to SC::UK)I can confirm this solved my issue completely.macbook pro 15" i7 2.8, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2011 7:11 PM (in response to fazmanicg)Reactivating Spotlight worked for me... but I'm not too happy about it. In fact, I've already deactivated spotlight again, and I think I'll just shy away from the Mac App Store for the moment.
My pro audio software (particularly Pro Tools) has guides for optimizing Mac OS for audio recording that specifically says to add the system drive to the privacy pane of the spotlight preference tab.
I assume this is to keep real time recording from being disturbed by spotlight indexing.
Anyways, my pro audio setup has priority over anything the Mac App Store might have to offer.
I hope that Apple will devise a way for the update system to not be dependent on spotlight in the future. In addition, a system for uninstalling what you don't want would be nice as well.MacBook Pro 15" mid 2009
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2011 1:59 AM (in response to fazmanicg)I was having this problem after I upgraded the hard drive in my computer and used the migration assistant to pull the apps over. It seems that the migration assistant screwed up the file permissions. Uninstalling the app and reinstalling it did the trick.MacBook Pro Unibody 15", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2011 5:38 AM (in response to fluffy)Delete the app, reinstall, you will not lose your data oddlyMacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPod touch 4G 8GB
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to FishComputer)Of course you don't lose your data. Apps on the Mac don't tie the data to the app like they do on the iPhone.MacBook Pro Unibody 15", Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2011 8:07 AM (in response to Peter Jarvis)This worked for me. Thanks for the solution to a problem that shouldn't be a problem in the first place.
Message was edited by: JEinFLFLiMac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 7:49 AM (in response to JEinFLFL)I have the same problem and this "solution" doesn't work for me. I have never been able to trash an app from the App Store. Trying to move it to Trash simply brings up an error message.
This problem is NOT solved - at least not for me.
It is disturbing that Apple would rig these apps so they cannot be trashed.Various Macs on Airport, Mac OS X (10.6.5), From 1985 to an Airport network
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 8:02 AM (in response to Hemlaw)Two points; first is the solution didn't work for you then you don't have the same problem. Secondly, it is solved for the person who stated the post and it is he can mark it that way. If you wish to continue the discussion you will have to start your own post for your problem. Once you do that then you will have to right to say when that post is solved.
___________________MacBook Pro, Mac Pro,, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 12 GB RAM, 3.5 TB, iPhone 4, Nikon N80, D70 and D300 Nikon Coolscan 5000ED
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Hemlaw)Make sure you're trying to delete the app from an administrator account. If you're just getting an error message, either you don't have permission to do it (i.e. you're not an administrator) or the app is currently open. Or maybe something else is happening; you might try, I dunno, sharing what the error message IS.MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (2008), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to fluffy)I am, of course, logged in as an administrator. I have deleted hundreds of apps over the last 25 years on various Macs.
The error message is:
+The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8072)+
I don't recall seeing that before.Various Macs on Airport, Mac OS X (10.6.5), From 1985 to an Airport network
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:52 AM (in response to Hemlaw)Hm, strange. Have you tried repairing permissions?MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (2008), Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:53 AM (in response to Allan Eckert)I doubt I am the only one scratching their head at the "Solved" flag. Seemed more useful to continue from other people's efforts than to till the same ground again.
What has been posted here as solutions does not work for my computer.Various Macs on Airport, Mac OS X (10.6.5), From 1985 to an Airport network
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:55 AM (in response to fluffy)Yes. I doubt it's a permissions problem as I had no problem trashing Google Chrome or MS Messenger.Various Macs on Airport, Mac OS X (10.6.5), From 1985 to an Airport network
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2011 10:56 AM (in response to Hemlaw)Google Chrome and MS Messenger weren't installed by the App Store app.MacBook Pro Unibody 15" (2008), Mac OS X (10.6.6)