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Skittles368 Calculating status...
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Jul 29, 2012 12:51 AM

Hi. I have just downloaded the new software update 10.7.4. After I had installed it I could no longer use the full version of garage band. please help.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 12:58 AM (in response to Skittles368)

    I could no longer use the full version of garage band. please help.

    In what way can you no longer use it? Do you get an error message, when you try to lauch it? What is the exact error message?

    What version of GarageBand do you have?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 1:50 AM (in response to Skittles368)

    Did you buy GarageBand from the App Store, preinstalled  on your Mac, or the boxed iLife version? If you bought the boxed version, reinstall GarageBand using the installer, that you can download from the Apple support page: 

    GarageBand 6.0.5

     

    After this, you should be able to download the loops.

     

    Also, if you did not actually erase your library, but installed 10.7.4 on top of your system, your loops may very well still be in your library; then you only need to reindex your loops, not to download them again.

    To reindex your Loops, see the FAQ: Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:23 AM (in response to Skittles368)

    I downloaded garageband from the app store so I can't reinstall garageband.

    If you bought GarageBand from the App Store, try the following:

     

    • Quit the App Store.
    • Move GarageBand from the Applications folder to the Trash, but do not empty the Trash.
    • Launch the App Store again and open the "Purchased" tab. Now you should see "Install" beside Garage Band. Press it and reinstall.

    If all goes well, you can empty the Trash. Otherwise put GarageBand back and post back, so we can help you to find the Loops folder on your Mac.

     

    Regards

    Léonie

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:31 PM (in response to Skittles368)

    If GarageBand does not see these loops, reidex them.

     

    See the FAQ: Rebuilding the Loop Index in GarageBand

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 1:00 AM (in response to Skittles368)

    Yes, it may be the problem that the MAS store now only supports Mountain Lion updates of the iLife suit.

    Try to update the software with the standalone update for GB, from here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1507?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

  • Thebestplacehere Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    Oct 21, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to Skittles368)

    One week old Macbook Air that comes with mountain lion from the apple store and ilife'11 show in the mas as purchase have the same problem

  • Philippe Voisin Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 1:39 AM (in response to léonie)

    hello !

     

    I've ran into a similar problem, however situation is a little bit different.

     

    I've purchased a MacBook Pro mid 2012.

    Formatted it with Moutain Lion (don't ask why please, I've messed up ).

    Since preinstalled iLife has vanished, I've reinstalled it from a previous application CD from my iMac.

    Then updated GarageBand to 6.0.5 through the MacApp Store upgrade panel.

     

    Right now I can't download missing loops within GarageBand.

    I've tried your trick Leonie by downloading and installing again 6.0.5 update with no luck.

     

    Any tips would be helpfull...

     

    Thanks mates !

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