2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2013 8:07 AM by Dah•veed
m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)

Ok, so before we start:  "yes I have looked in /Applications" and "I'm doing this because I want to create a Mavericks installer on a USB stick".


On my Powerbook (which already has Mavericks installed), if I re-download the Mavericks installer, I can see a file called "OS X Mavericks" being created in the /Applications folder.


For some reason on my iMac (which also has Mavericks installed already), although the Launcher icon shows the download, and so does the App Store, I cannot see a file being created in /Applications, nor can I find it anywhere on disk.


Any ideas as to what's wrong, or what I can do to fix this?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 3.4HHz Intel i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM
  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (42,255 points)

    To determine if it is actually downloading use Launchpad. You should see a fairly obvious new icon with an associated progress bar. Make sure you check every Launchpad page by swiping left / right.


    If it's paused, click the icon to restart it.


    Once it completes the icon will appear in Applications and Launchpad, it's just easier to find in Launchpad.


    Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 12.06.35 AM.png


    When it's finished downloading it looks like this:


    Screen Shot 2013-10-29 at 12.05.19 AM.png


    The following will also appear in /Applications:

    Screen Shot 2013-10-25 at 6.44.53 PM.png


    It will be erased after the installer is finished with it, so if you don't want that to happen you must copy it to another location such as ~/Downloads. Dragging it there while holding an option key will do that.


    To move it to another location hold the ⌘ key.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 Level 7 (32,820 points)

    Apps from the Mac App Store are not usually visible in the Apps folder until they have completely downloaded. So on the Mac you appear to be seeing the system function as designed.