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Question: To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it.

Some of my apps have available updates but this is the response I get when I try to update: "To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it." I am bewildered since I only have one account that I am already signed into. How do I get the apps to update? What account is the app store talking about?

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Mar 28, 2011 9:45 PM in response to vurlix In response to vurlix

Thanks! That bogus "You have updates available for other accounts" message has been driving me around the bend. Ok, that worked; the "Update" button beside Xcode changed to "Install", which downloaded Xcode 4.0.1, and I managed to get it installed.

Which leads to the next obvious question. I hadn't even noticed that Apple was wasting multi gigabytes of my HD by leaving the installer lying around after the install was finished. Will the App Store get thoroughly confused if I delete the 4.0.1 version of /Applications/Install Xcode.app, which is now wasting "4.59 GB on disk (4,588,473,878 bytes)" of my HD?

Mar 28, 2011 9:45 PM

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Jul 20, 2011 9:29 PM in response to xmit In response to xmit

I started having this same issue after installing Lion...


Before anyone says anything... I just purchased a brand new hard drive off Amazon for my new Lion OS, installed it, used a LEGIT actual copy of the Snow Leopard install DVD, upgraded to 10.6.8 via software update, went to the App Store, and downloaded my once again legit, purchased copy of Lion, along with the Server addon (which I haven't tried yet).


Lion loaded, nothing installed other than the base operating system. No programs, nothing other than what comes straight from the DVD of Snow Leopard and then gets installed by Lion.

Thoughts?

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It's my account... it lists both OS X Lion and Server purchased... and installed... Which is partially true. I don't have Server installed yet.

It's telling me there's an update.

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Under the update tab, I get this...

While I like Angry Birds (have both the original iPhone app and then the HD release for the iPad), I never, nor will I ever purchase it for use on my MacBook Pro...

What is going on? I tried deleting the app store plist file, it worked after a restart, but reappeared...

Jul 20, 2011 9:29 PM

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Jul 20, 2011 10:13 PM in response to marsb007 In response to marsb007

Ok, I didn't do anything else other than sign out of my account, restart my computer, delete the plist files, restart again, and sign back in...


Problem went away!

Jul 20, 2011 10:13 PM

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Dec 30, 2011 9:49 AM in response to xmit In response to xmit

I deleted the application then opened the "App Store".


The App Store forced me to install a new copy instead of updating. I am installing the application right now, no more "To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it" error.

Dec 30, 2011 9:49 AM

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