I tried to install Xcode 4.3.2 from application store, after clicking the Install button, a message displayed as "Installing". (but no progress bar appeared)

After about 30 minutes, (while installation was on progress), my Mac crashed and I had to turn off the power and restart it again.

Now, if I try to install the Xcode again, nothing happens (see the image) after I click the install button except the Apple store login dialog pops in and ask to login.

(No folder named "Developer" has been created in my Application folder yet)

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I had the same issue: Xcode couldn't be installed using the App Store. It might be related to having had an earlier version of Xcode installed.

I solved the problem by downloading Xcode from https://developer.apple.com/resources/ . Click on Mac OS X Downloads and enter your credentials (free; not required to be member of OS X developer program), and select Xcode 4.3.2 for Lion from the list.

With this version of Xcode, it was changed from an installer bundle distribution, installing to /Developer to an actual app, installed to /Applications. Things like developer documentation or command line tools must be installed from Xcode preferences.

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  • But my machine is a brand new one, with no previous installation. – DUKE May 11 '12 at 8:43
  • If you install like this manually, is it possible to update it through Apple store? – DUKE May 11 '12 at 8:47
  • I don't know. 4.3.2 is the most recent version. Given the choice between Xcode needing manual updates, and no Xcode, I choose the former. – Daniel Beck May 11 '12 at 8:48

But, latter I found an icon named "paused" in the 2nd page of my Launchpad. When clicking, installation simply started and completed without any problems.

The icon contains a tiny progress bar as well.

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  • A had the same problem. This seems to have fixed it for me (Still waiting to see if it finishes). Thanks! – Blake Taylor Jun 19 '12 at 18:23

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