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How to re install Garage Band?

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AngelMnml Calculating status...
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Aug 1, 2013 9:51 AM

Hi, I'm trying to re-install Garage Band in my mac. I had download it from the app store, then when I try to open it, it appears a message saying that I need to download another data to install it properly. The problem is that it gets stuck before the download completes and It shuts down. I've had uninstall it and restarted my mac and try the whole operation from start, but it keeps doing the same error. Any suggestions?


Thanks in advance.




+Macbook Pro

Software OS X 10.8.4 (12E55)



Version: 6.0.5


+Enough disc space to install it.


+The error says something like: In order to fully install GarageBand its necesarry to download another data aprox. 1.6 GB... It starts download this data and  gets stuck and it says I need to check the help from the app store.


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MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to AngelMnml)

    GarageBand starts to download the additional contents and then quits?



    +Enough disc space to install it.

    Is that space on your system drive? Plus at least 10 GB for the OS as working space?


    Do you have a fast and reliable network connection?


    Are you signed into your Mac as administrator, when you are trying to download the additional content?


    Are any Firewalls active, when you are downloading the files? Or any Anti virus filters? Try again, with  firewalls and antivirus software disabled.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to AngelMnml)

    You could try to run the installer directly, see mteeps post here:

    mteep: Re: GarageBand '11 won't download additional loops


    Or try to download while booted into safe mode:

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



    If all fails, use the contacts on the Apple Support page:



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