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Updates won't go away after updating

3151 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2012 1:24 PM by Kerks28 RSS
davidinvirginia Calculating status...
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Sep 2, 2011 4:53 PM

I have three updates on the App Store which have been downloaded and  I have those versions on my computer, but the updates won't go away from the App Store. Aperture 3.1.3 was updated the day it came out, but won't go away. Is there a setting somewhere I am missing? Thanks.

  • FishComputer Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)
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    Sep 3, 2011 6:06 AM (in response to davidinvirginia)

    if you have any external harddrives, try disconnecting them to see if it fixes the problem. If it does not fix the problem or you have no exteral harddrives connected, continue reading


    move the application from the applications folder to the trash. do not empty the trash


    launch the app store and navigate directly to the application page, not the purchased page


    download it from there. does it still show the update?

  • FishComputer Level 4 Level 4 (1,035 points)
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    Sep 3, 2011 6:07 AM (in response to FishComputer)

    Note: Since aperture is an installer (I think) you would want to delete the installer that runs, not the app

  • FuzzySS Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Nov 7, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to davidinvirginia)

    Most likely, you have an old copy of the application on the external drive. Deleting it will fix it.

  • ryanpcmcquen Calculating status...
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    May 3, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to davidinvirginia)

    I had a similar problem, with deleted apps constantly showing up in updates, even after updating them! Most forums said, delete all instances of the app and reinstall (which did not work), other forums said I had a pirated Angry Birds (which I did not).



    After giving up for a while, I signed out of the Mac App Store and signed back in, and VOILA, no more updates I've already deleted/updated. I hope this works for everyone else!


  • ryanpcmcquen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to ryanpcmcquen)

    Turns out that was only a temporary fix!


    There were applications that had ended up as hidden system files, once I deleted those they've disappeared even after restarting. Hope this helps someone!

  • Kerks28 Calculating status...
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    Jul 27, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to davidinvirginia)

    I have a similar problem if someone could please help.  In my AppStore I show Angry Birds needs an update.  I have never purchased Angry Birds nor do I have an illegal copy.  When I click on Update, it tries to have me login with the previous owner of my computer's Apple ID.  (I don't know him).  I have deleted the plist file for the Appstore from my User Preferences Library and that didn't do anything. 


    This happens whether I am logged in to the app store or not.


    Anyone know a way to get rid of this user and this obviously erroneous Update?  I have searched all throughout my computer for any files hidden or not and can't find anything.  Thanks in advance.


    Oh, and I tried unplugging my external hard drive as well and that didn't do anything.

  • Kerks28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 27, 2012 1:24 PM (in response to ryanpcmcquen)

    ryanpcmcquen: what files did you delete.  I know how to see hidden system files but which ones did you get rid of?


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