Mac AppStore ‘XXX failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again’

Error like ‘Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again’. To solve this:

Solution 1: Delete temporary files

1 Open a Terminal

2 su to root:

3 Find folders in /var/folder/

The result may like:


4 Quit Mac AppStore and DELETE files

5 Run Mac AppStore and retry.
If error occurs again, redo above.

Solution 2: Clear AppStore cookies and reset app

1 Open a Terminal

2 Execute command below to enable Debug menu:

3 In AppStore, Debug menu, choose ‘Clear Cookies‘ and ‘Reset Application‘, then retry download.

Solution 3: Analyse logs

to find out more, like:

The ISP hijack-ed/cached the download, but with a bad redirect. Change a DNS or use a VPN may solve this.

220.194.203.33 is an IP operated by China Unicom(中国联通), WTF.
I changed my DNS to 114.114.114.114 and download works.

Mac AppStore ‘XXX failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again’ by @sskaje: https://sskaje.me/2014/02/mac-appstore-xxx-failed-download-purchases-page-again/

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