Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2011 4:26 PM (in response to James.Lloyd)*MY SOLUTION*
After having this issue...
I just deleted the 'App Store' from the Applications folder. Downloaded the 10.6.6 Combo update, install, restart. And now the App Store is working fine.
Combo Update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL134927" Imac
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2011 10:26 PM (in response to James.Lloyd)This solution did not work for me. Now it simply freezes the app store with a pinwheel when I try and download something.
I have tried, rebooting, logging in, logging out, delete prefs, resetting safari. delete appstore and reinstalling 10.6.6 update.Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 1:29 AM (in response to nei0angei0)Can confirm:
* stopping the App Store
* deleting it from the Applications
* empty the recycle bin
* Reapply the 10.6.6 update
Has fixed the issue for me! Thanks for your helpMacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 6:41 AM (in response to greendesigned)Confirmed. Worked for me too.
One sidenote. After I downloaded the 10.6.6 combo updater, it would fail while trying to install files. After several attempts and some searching on other threads, I did a DiskUtil repair permissions, removed an attached USB drive, and booted in Safe Mode. While in that condition, the updater worked. Then using the App Store started to work too.
Thanks.Cray YMP-EL, Running CR/UX
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 7:08 AM (in response to James.Lloyd)Deleting the App Store and reinstalling the 10.6.6 Combo Update worked for me, too.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to James.Lloyd)How do I re-install the combo update 10.6.6 if it was installed through the automated software update? Can I get around re-downloading the 1.2GB manually somehow? Thank you.2x3 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 10:52 AM (in response to Yazan Malkosh)The update can be downloaded here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1349MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to villox)I meant a way to reapply the update that my software update already downloaded and installed. I don't want to download the combo again.
YazanQuad core xeon, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2011 5:43 AM (in response to Yazan Malkosh)Deleting the App Store and reinstalling the 10.6.6 Combo Update worked for me, too
Could not delete the AppStore from Trash. Complained about a 'DockTile' currently in use. I Simply just logged off my MBP and logged back in and worked fine.Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to James.Lloyd)I have the same problem.
How many people here are using a proxy server to get to the internet?MacBook Pro Mid 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2011 12:14 PM (in response to greendesigned)
Running 10.6.7, App store still not working, deleted app store, cannot install 10.6.6 combo update anymore. downloaded app store.app, came back up, but did not work still... app store did not work at all, after all updates to current were applied...
sorry to post in an old thread, but this is the first one in google.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 10:31 AM (in response to James.Lloyd)
I upgraded to 10.7 (lion) and get the error message referenced when trying to install Xcode. When I try to delete app store from applications I get: “App Store” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by Mac OS X. Must i go back to 10.6.x?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to James.Lloyd)
I have got a new Mac mini with Lion preloaded. when i try to install xcode from Mac appstore it gives same error ("The product distribution file could not be verified. ...) What should i do?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to piyush.tayal)
I got a response from Apple support (finally after 8 tries) that admitted there is a bug with the download but still have not found any resolution. Infinite Loop is correct. After 2 weeks I am still without Xcode on Lion and still no solution.