I recently manually deleted an application that was installed from the Mac App Store. Now, I want to reinstall it.
I’ve spent about 15 minutes scouring the internet for a solution. I haven’t found one yet. However, if you come across the advice to put the App Store in debug mode using the line:
defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true
Nope, that doesn’t work either.
Here’s what ultimately worked for me. This comes courtesy of the website Chris Writes.
- Close the App Store
- Run the following commands in a terminal
- Re-open the app store.
killall storeaccountd killall storeassetd killall storedownloadd killall storeinappd
In his article, he also talks about removing caches associated with those processes. I didn’t have to do this.