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Preinstalled Apps don't appear.

by Dorsetman04 / January 2, 2013 4:22 AM PST

I boiught my iMac with preinstalled Apps - Pages, Numbers etc. But they are not to be found on the machine.
The best answer seemed to be to go to iTunes store and download them - rather a pain - it is said to be taking 4 hours to download Pages alone.
Am I missing something ?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 4:28 AM PST
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2715595?start=0&tstart=0 and other discussions on that forum seem to show that if you pull up the store it will show it as purchased and possibly installed.

I did encounter a new Apple user that had a similar or same issue. We found the app later by cheating. We emailed him a pages document and it opened.
Bob
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try a Spotlight search
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 7:35 AM PST

Top right corner of the screen

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I found how to do it - its easy when you know how.
by orchidman61 / January 2, 2013 3:04 PM PST

I just typed the name of the missing app in Launchpad, and it appeared, so then I was able to drop it in the Dock.

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(NT) Spotlight works the same way
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 2, 2013 8:54 PM PST
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