Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2012 3:44 PM (in response to Macsterguy)
SOLVED (at least in my case)
It seems that the App Store application recognises that there is more than one copy of the application and continues to report available updates as long as all the copies are updated.
The problem is that, in my understanding, just one copy is then updated, even if the operation is repeated more times.
In my case I have an old version of IPhoto on another disk and this copy is not updated. As soon as I dismounted the disk, the problem disappeared.
Maybe would be nice to have the possibility to select where App Store should search for the applications. A sort of filter similat to that of the Time Machine.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to Macsterguy)
Delete /Library/Printers/hp/Frameworks/HPSmartX.framework and reinstall the HP update
To make sure that it worked, press update again, if the update disappear then you are done
Will work for all such problems
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 3:59 PM (in response to gattomatto)
Thanks for the post. Having a second drive with the same pre-updated apps on it was causing me the same false positive depending on whether or not it was mount.
Until I came across your post I was banging my head on the table!
I'm guessing a work around for this may be to exclude the drive from Spotlight searches. I'm going to give that a shot.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to Macsterguy)
I, too, came here looking for a solution, but accidentally found the solution on my own.
I have an old HP4MV that still works reliably, so I naturally don't want to delete my HP printer driver software, just to prevent those annoying update reminders.
Here's what I've found:
When the update pops up, go to the Mac App Store (MAS), and Right-Click on the update **Name** - then choose "Hide Update".
If the update is grouped with another update (or other updates), you must first click on the small "More…" button/link to expand the list. Then Right-Click on the **Name** of the specific update you want to hide.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2013 3:18 AM (in response to Macsterguy)
I had the same issue on 10.8.3: The Mac App Store was showing the 1 update badge, as was the tabBar, but as soon as I changed to the Updates tab, it said "No Updates available".
I could fix it by switching to the "Purchases" tab left to the Updates Item and I found one app that I could update. That fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to alexmandl)
Have you checked to see if the firmware has actuually taken? Firmware has to be applied while the power adapter is plugged in and supplying electricity.Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), iPad 4, iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1.4)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 2:44 AM (in response to Macsterguy)
I'm still having these update issues:
I have moved my backups drives into the private folder in Spotlight and rebuilt the spotlight index - no sucess, i have demounted my backup drives and rebuilt spotlight - no success.
I even ran a command in Terminal to force a spotlight index re build again with no success.
This is a pain - even if i redo the update (which is not needed) it still will not take, the app store keeps asking me to update, I am running FCPX 10.0.8 and it wants to keep updating to 10.0.8 a 1.64 Gbyte download, worse than that i cant update to 10.0.9 as its frozen in this 10.0.8 cycle
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to Cowboooy)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2013 4:15 AM (in response to Toyah55)
Many thanks to all who offered solutions and replied to me regarding this issue, I finally got it resolved.
This problem occurs when the App store interrogates you computer to see if any Apps need updating, the App store uses Spotlight (the inbuilt app that tracks all of your hard drives content). the problem arises when you make clones or back ups of your main hard drive (the one that the OS runs on) Index tells the app store you have more than one OS drive and hence the app store keeps wanting to update your machine.
Solution: follow the instructions in this link,
The user Worksafe (above) kindly posted it,
1.- remove your backup drives from the Spotlight list.
2.- rebuild the spotlight index
3.- let your machine do its updates