Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 12:26 PM (in response to Andy Kotz)
Hi Andy ..
no longer have or use
If there are updates available for apps you have deleted, try this.
Go to ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore
Move the Cache.db and Updates files from the com.apple.appstore folder to the Trash.
Empty the Trash, restart your Mac.
For any apps you still have installed but do not use, the updates will still be available from the Updates top of the App Store window and show on the red badge on the App Store icon in the Dock.
edited by: cs
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 1:01 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Ok... thanks. I'll give that a try.
I saw your original response but saw that you edited it!
I was going to respond to the fact that the Lion OS was required for the latest version of a particular app I have installed... (there's no longer support for Snow Leopard by this 3rd party app) that's what I meant by "updates for Lion OS users"...
Cheers... I'll check back and mark this if it "solves" my problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to Andy Kotz)
I see what you mean... some users get confused by where updates for software are available from. For the Mac OS X it's the Apple menu > Software Update. For apps download from the App Store, click Updates from the top of the App Store window.
I'm hope deleting those files will help ...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
Didn't work! Sure seemed like it should...
BTW... I found the folder and files in ~ Users/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore
...but like I said, the unwanted app updates are still glowing annoying red on the dock!!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 1:16 PM (in response to Andy Kotz)
Sorry that didn't work but if you give it a couple days the issue by recitify itself.
It's an ongoing App Store issue.
You can provide feedback to Apple > Apple - Mac OS X - Feedback
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
I've done so... repeatedly... for several weeks now.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Andy Kotz)
I am having the same problem, only I want to keep the app. It works under SL, but the new update does not. Since I cannot update to Lion (wrong Intel Mac), I will never need the update, but I want to keep the app. There really should be a way to do this, on my iPad, all I have to do is delete the app from iTunes, should be something similar for the Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 25, 2012 2:40 AM (in response to Andy Kotz)
Try this my friend:
- Right-click App to open contextual menu
- Select "Show Package Contents"
- Look for a folder named _MASReceipt
- Remove it or better, rename it or copy it to some plce to have a backup copy
It worked for me
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to leandrofgj)
That worked perfect for me. Thank you "leandrofgj" problem solved in 3 minutes.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to twiinz)
Hi guys - Same problem, but that did not work for me. Then suddenly it struck me- Just pull the bloody icon off the dock, and it won't bother me anymore!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 6:48 PM (in response to camwalser)
camsalser, that was the easiest fix ever. Just removed App Store from the dock and then put it back in. Badge gone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 11:58 PM (in response to camwalser)
Didn't work for me either. Now to try the suggestion from leandrofgj. As Carolyn says, it is an ongoing problem. I am amazed Apple has allowed it to continue so long without a fix; it is downright irritating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 12:08 AM (in response to seventy one)
And neither did leandrofgj's suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 6:33 AM (in response to seventy one)
Part of the solutions in this thread are not really solutions, just an attempt to hide the symptoms of the problem.