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I cannot open Skype, iPhoto, iMovie, and Garageband!

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It says it ´Unexpectedly did not open´ what do I need to do? I need to mix music and edit videos...


I have a MacBook Pro 13´´ that I bought 2012 round July/August.


Version is 10.8.3


Please help

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Christoph Drösser Level 6 Level 6 (11,270 points)

    They all don't open? Have you restarted your computer?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    How full is your system drive? Can it be, that you are running out of disk space?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)


    unless Christoph has another suggestion, I'd try to narrow down the problem a bit. Log into a different user acoount and check, if you can launch your applications when logged in as a different user. If you do not have a second account for testing, create one from the "System Preferences > Users & Groups". Don't change any settings in the new account, leaf everything set to the default settings.


    If GarageBand works from a new account, we will know that settings in your main account are problematic.



  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    That does not look good - like system wide trouble.


    Is there an error message in the "Console" window? (You can launch a Console from "Applications > Utilities")


    And does the the panel "´Application Unexpectedly Quit´" show a crash log? If yes, can you post it - copy and paste the first 50 lines.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    According to that log the GarageBand program cannot even be loaded into the memory and launched.


    What have you done, before the problem started? Did you upgrade software or install new software - drivers, utility programs, ran maintainance programs?

    Is your system drive larger than 2TB? There have been reports that Mt. Lion can prevent applications from launching if the drive is larger than 2TB.


    Since reinstalling GarageBand did not help, I'd reinstall the system. If you have not kept the installer, reinstall by booting into recovery, see:

    OS X: About OS X Recovery




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)


    try to reset the PRAM (reboot with (Cmd+Opt+P+R) held own).

         See: Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM  and When to reset NVRAM or PRAM


    If that does not help, restart in Safe Boot Mode. That will disable nonstandard extensions. Can you launch your apps then?


    See: Mac OS X: What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,510 points)

    Could you fix the problem?


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