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pimentel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have an app on the mac app Store that is not associated with my email or have not installed this app in my laptop?    My mac app store says there is an update for angry birds but when I click on it it says that I my email is not associated with the account.    asdfff2011@mail.ru

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I dpn't know where that app came from in my labtop since What i have is the free versions of angry birds on my iphone ....  it seems it has gotten screwup!!!!!

 

I email apple supprt and they instructed me this:

"Open Finder. >Open the Applications menu on the left hand side.

Under the Applications menu scroll down and open Utilities.

Click on Terminal.

Enter this code in Terminal: mdfind kMDItemAppStoreHasReceipt =1

Once the command has been run, go to your Application folder then delete the apps on the list in Terminal.

Please empty the Trash, then relaunch the Mac App Store"

 

Did it as advised ….But the funny part is that Angry Birds was not on the list…..  doing a search on the spotlight, I found an Item (Angry Birds 1.4.0.ipa) but that is not a mac application but an Iphone ap….    Very strange>>>>>>>>>>

 

My question is :   Isn’t there a directory of receipts where this updates are stored?  How do I get angry birds update from my account?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2011
  • 1. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    pimentel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I SOLVED THE PROBLEM...............   NOW.......  HOW DO I REMOVE THIS THREAD........?

  • 2. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)
    I SOLVED THE PROBLEM

    Argh, argh, argh matey!

     

    Let me guess, you found your pirated app and got rid of it!

     

    Argh, argh.

    HOW DO I REMOVE THIS THREAD

    They normally get archived so that others can do a search and learn from them.

  • 3. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    pmcastro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Pimentel

     

    I have the same problem with app store and angry birds app!!!! I never bought this game and i have a update with the same email from russia...did you resolved the problem?

     

    Tks

  • 4. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    If you have this problem, then you have a pirated app on your Mac. All MAS apps have a MAS receipt in their app bundle. Check any app acquired from the MAS. Right click on the app's icon in your Apps folder and choose Show package contents. In the Contents folder is a _MASReceipt folder and in that folder is the coded MAS receipt. It has the Apple ID of the MAS account that bought/acquired the app from the MAS. It is that receipt that the MAS uses to alert you that an app has an update. There would not be a notice of an update with someone else's Apple ID showing in the MAS on your Mac, if there was not an app with a receipt from this person's account somewhere on your Mac.

  • 5. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    insigniamrob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Or....you are juggling multiple App Store accounts. I have an account for Work, for home, and then we just entered Apple's Volume purchasing app program...they are going to have to come up with better ways to manage app store accounts!

  • 6. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    FAIL

     

    A stranger's Mac App Store account from Russia, alerting you to an update for an app that you do not have installed on your Mac, does not come up in the MAS on your Mac just becasue you are "juggling" a personal, busines and volume purchasing account on the same Mac!

  • 7. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    insigniamrob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Or not.

     

    Your mass assumption that if you have apps you can't update it must be because you pirated software is wrong. Simple as that. In this case, with some Russian e-mail address, it's likely that's is the case, but it's not always the case, so again, your assumption that if you have this problem, you've pirated software is not correct.

     

    If you work in a business with 100 people and the IT team has set up your machine, downloaded all your software via this new standard of the App Store, and then something needs to be updated, or re-downloaded, you'll likely have an App Store account that you are unfamiliar with and don't have the access rights to on your computer, which would present this exact problem, because that computer is juggling more than one account.

     

    Put things in context Dave.

     

    Apple doesn't yet have an eloquent solution to purchasing and installing software on several machines at a business level.

  • 8. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    My name is David, pronounced Dahveed, a Spanish given name, not Dave.

     

    Your mass assumption that if you have apps you can't update it must be because you pirated software is wrong.

     

    That has never been my assumption. I do not tell folks that they likely have a pirated app unless the facts that they present bare the point.

     

    and then something needs to be updated, or re-downloaded

     

    A completely different issue. When it is a pirated app, the app requesting update is not installed on the Mac, only its MAS receipt, in the app bundle of the pirated app.

    Apple doesn't yet have an eloquent solution to purchasing and installing software on several machines at a business level.

     

    Also, a completely different issue, having nothing to do with the topic in this thread, which based on the facts in this instance, is pirated apps.

  • 9. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    insigniamrob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're right, what was I thinking bringing up issues of downloading apps from other accounts into this thread.

  • 10. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    macbookpro13 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    this app has no viruses right?

  • 11. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    jeremysavoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same problem, and I don't have any pirated software on my PC, especially not pirated Angry Birds. The App Store just says I have an update for Angry Birds with the same account as above, but I've never downloaded that stupid app.

     

    Please advise on how to resolve.

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    jeremysavoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And by PC, I meant my MacBook Pro, duh :-)

  • 13. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    If the above Apple ID is appearing in the MAS on your Mac, then you do have a pirated app. The pirated app is not Angry Birds. The pirated app has been cracked by the pirated with the receipt from the Angry Birds app acquired with the strange Apple ID showing up in the MAS on your Mac.

    Finding a pirated app

    All MAS apps have a MAS receipt in their app bundle. Check any app acquired from the MAS. Right click on the app's icon in your Apps folder and choose Show package contents. In the Contents folder is a _MASReceipt folder and in that folder is the coded MAS receipt. It has the Apple ID of the MAS account that bought/acquired the app from the MAS. It is that receipt that the MAS uses to alert you that an app has an update. There would not be a notice of an update with someone else's Apple ID showing in the MAS on your Mac, if there was not an app with a receipt from this person's account somewhere on your Mac.

     

    Download the free app FindAnyFile (FAF);

    http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/

     

    This app is easier to use and seems to be more powerful than Spotlight. Open FAF and in the box type _MASReceipt and press Find. It should come up with a list of every app on the Mac with a MAS receipt. Compare the apps with receipts in FAF's list with your purchased apps list in the Mac App Store. The odd app out should be the pirated app.

  • 14. Re: ANGRY BIRDS UPDATE FROM ****
    MooMuir Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    BIG assumption mate.  I looked at the list of apps that came up, and decided to try the fix on an app by app process.  I looked at my list and went "I wonder if that is causing the issue".  Sure enough, followed the process, and now my system is fixed.

     

    The offending app?  Final Cut Pro Trial.  Yes - the one from http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/trial/

     

    So much for your buccaneering...

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