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  1. #1

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    Oct 02, 2012
    Updating Apps in the App Store

    I am brand new to macs and so far I love them. The only problem I am having is with updating a couple of apps in the apps store. They are iphoto and imovie. Whenever I click on update, I get the following message ‘You have updates for other accounts, To update this application, sign in to the account you used to purchase it’

    I have tried the instructions from apple to select purchases and install the two missing apps but there were no apps mentioned in the ‘purchases’ section. I have also tried other suggestions I have found on google,

    • Re-indexing via spotlight
    • Deleting the two apps and going back into purchases to install them.
    • Making sure I have authorized iTunes on this Mac

    None of these have worked. I still end up with a little ‘2’ over my App icon and to un updated apps!

    I have only ever had one apple id so there is no chance of me having used another one.

    Any help would be great.


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    Aug 03, 2009
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    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    Have you tried this?

    1 - Exit iTunes and the App Store
    2 - Delete /Macintosh HD/Library/Caches/
    3 - Reboot
    4 - Open App Store
    5 - Select updates. Enter iTunes username/password when prompted.


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2012
    Thanks for the tip, I will give this a go this evening and let you it goes!

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