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Hide and unhide purchases in the Mac App Store

Learn how to hide and unhide your Mac App Store purchases.

Hide your purchases

If you hide an item, you won't get update notifications for it, and you won't see it on your Purchases page. If you're using Family Sharing, hidden items will also be hidden from your family members.

Use these steps on OS X Mountain Lion or later:

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. Choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click Purchases.
  4. Right-click the item that you want to hide and choose Hide Purchase. A prompt will ask if you're sure that you want to hide the item.
  5. Click the Hide Purchase button. The item will fade. The item below it, if there is one, will replace it in the list.

Use these steps on OS X Lion:

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. Choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click Purchases.
  4. Locate the item that you want to hide.
  5. Click the X to the right of that item. The item will fade. The item below it, if there is one, will replace it in the list.

    X next to the Install button

Unhide your purchases

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. Choose Store > Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  3. Choose Store > View My Account.
  4. Click View Hidden Purchases from the Account Information page.

    iTunes in the Cloud

  5. From the Hidden Purchases page, locate the app you want to unhide.
  6. Click the Unhide button.

Learn more

Learn how to hide and unhide iTunes Store purchases.

Last Modified: Sep 17, 2014
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