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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store Apps
While viewing my purchased apps in the Mac application of 'App Store' I clicked the (X) next to the iPhoto Installed button. iPhoto immediately disappeared from the list of purchased apps.

There is no Undo for this nor any other obvious or searched solution. Here is how to restore the listing of purchased apps. It is not obvious.

Delete an app if you haven't. Under the App Store menu item Store drag down to View My Account.

Enter your password and a new option is available in the account window listing Hidden Purchases with an option to unhide them.

You do not see this option unless you have deleted at least one list item. This provides a way of filtering out rejected apps you have purchased.

[crarko adds: I tested this (in 10.6.8), and it works as described. At least with the iTunes App Store, there is a warning dialog and some instruction when clicking on the X to hide an app as mentioned in this hint.]
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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store
Authored by: Type17 on Jan 11, '12 08:10:36AM

Works fine in 10.7.2 as well. Thanks, I’d accidentally hidden an app and couldn’t see how to get it back before now!



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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store
Authored by: woodgie on Jan 11, '12 08:14:46AM

PERFECT! I had accidentally hidden XCode.

Thank you very much!



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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store
Authored by: everkleer80 on Jan 12, '12 09:10:53AM

Sweet, I was not aware we could finally hide apps, so that is the hint for me since I've wanted this since the store opened! (When was this added? I rarely read release notes, so I wasn't aware of this.) Now I can finally remove all those crap free apps that I tried and quickly decided I didn't want!



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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store
Authored by: aMacUzur on Jan 13, '12 05:09:13PM

Nice, but does anyone know how to completely delete apps from the devices sync-setup lists? I have excessive clutter because I've downloaded (OK, "purchased" -- but for free) apps only to find that they are crap and so I'll never use them and just want them to "go away." However, even 'though they're hidden in the app store, they persist in the sync-setup lists for the iDevices upon which they were installed and later removed.

I've even deleted the applicable ".ipa" files under ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications/ on the various authorized machines that host the various iDevices but all the apps (i.e., including the "hidden" ones) still appear in each devices "Apps" lists in iTunes (i.e., for the Mac-to-device syncing setup).

While it's easy to understand why you shouldn't be able to lose track of items you've paid money for -- and I do see significant value in keeping track of which ones I've tried and rejected -- I don't see any value in continuing to clutter up the sync-setup lists with items I've hidden (and even completely deleted, locally).

[getting off the soap-box] Seems like Apple simply has a bad app-titude when it comes to removal. <word-play intended>



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Restoring hidden apps to the list in the Mac App Store
Authored by: aMacUzur on Jan 14, '12 12:56:10PM

Coincidentally, 'cause of something else I was doing, I found the (somewhat obvious) solution -- select the "Apps" section in iTunes (i.e., on the left sidebar) and you can delete the entries. Du-oh!
<:-} [<-that's a sheepish, red-faced grin with a "dunce hat"]



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