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Downloading macOS Sierra from the Mac App Store

Now that macOS High Sierra has been released, it’s become more difficult to access the macOS Sierra installer in the Mac App Store (MAS) for those who still need it.

Previous versions of OS X and Mac OS X which were purchased by an Apple ID will appear in the MAS’s Purchased list for that Apple ID, but macOS Sierra is an exception because it did not need to be purchased using an Apple ID.

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Fortunately, Sierra has not been removed from the MAS and it is still available for download. Apple has a KBase article, available via the link below, which shows how to access the macOS Sierra page in the Mac App Store:

https://support.apple.com/HT208202

To access the macOS Sierra page directly, please click on the link below:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-sierra/id1127487414?ls=1&mt=12

That link should open the MAS and take you to the macOS Sierra download page.

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In the event that you’re blocked from downloading macOS Sierra, you should be able to download it in a virtual machine. I have a post on how to do this, available via the link below:

https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/downloading-older-os-installers-on-incompatible-hardware-using-vms/

Categories: Mac administration, macOS
  1. November 11, 2017 at 2:22 am

    so weird…I *just* googled how to do this. then when I clicked over to my news reader (newsblur), this article was open, ready to be viewed. bizarro!

  2. Samuel A. Litt
    November 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Solid!

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