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GarageBand won't open after installing

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samhwd Calculating status...
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Apr 11, 2012 1:55 PM

Ive just recently bought Garageband from the Mac App store, after downloading it comes up with a box saying 'Thank you for purchasing and downloading Garageband '11 from the mac app store. You are moments away from making music on your mac' this takes another 2 hours to download. After it says its complete the garageband box closes down and does nothing, and when i click back on the icon in applications it starts repeating the whole process it's just done. Has anyone experienced this or know how to make this work? Thanks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • ms_triple Calculating status...
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    Apr 11, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to samhwd)

    I have not experienced this however it sounds like all you did was finish downloading the app and you are triggering another download when you think you are opening the program. I suggest reading the directions again to see whether you have missed steps.

  • Hijesz Calculating status...
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to samhwd)

    I met the same problem, it takes me about 8 hours to downlad, and when it completed, it shut down, when i restart the garageband app, it began to download again, 8 hours again, but still, not working, repeating downloading,  Can technitions come to help?

  • Hijesz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to samhwd)

    called apple care, no solution...... omg.... i have to download again for 8 hours in my new accout...good luck~

  • t-rexolini Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to samhwd)

    Do you got any solution to this problem?

    The same thing happends to me.

    Everytime I open the Garageband 11, it starts downloading and installing.

  • Hijesz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 17, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to t-rexolini)

    this is a plist problem。

    Try this,

    To do this in the Finder:

    Select Go -> Go to Folder...

    Type: ~/Library/Preferences

    Locate the com.apple.garageband.plist file

    Move it to your desktop.

    Relaunch GarageBand.

     

    This should take care of this problem

    Copy from another discussion I joined.

  • MileHighMileWide Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to Hijesz)

    same thing is happening to me, i dont even have that .plist file there.?

  • ms_triple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to MileHighMileWide)

    The problem is that Hijesz did not include the entire path to the .plist file. There is more than one Library => Preferences/ folder:

     

    1. Main Hard Drive => Library => Preferences/ **it is NOT here**

     

    2. Main Hard Drive => Users => User Name => Library => Preferences/ **it IS here**

  • Hijesz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to MileHighMileWide)

    Login in as user

    go finder

    (Go) in the Manu bar

    Click option key

    You will see library

    Go inside

    Find preference

     

    I've done pretty like that

  • jane14 Calculating status...
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    Jul 22, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to samhwd)

    I am having this same problem.  I purchased a new macbook pro 2 days ago, and have been trying every day to open garageband. However, each time it restarts the 4 hour download process and never actually opens the program.  Very Frustrated! Please Help!!

     

    p.s  I did try the plist thing and it still did not work.

  • ms_triple Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 22, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to Hijesz)

    HIjesz,

     

    You must have left something out or it may be a difference between the OS versions you and I have. I am on OS X 10.6.8. If you click on Go in the Menu Bar of the Finder it opens a drop-down menu. Then merely clicking the Option key does nothing. It does not reveal a Library folder.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,330 points)
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    Jul 22, 2012 12:37 PM (in response to ms_triple)

    In OS X 10.6.8 it is not necessary, to use the "Go" menu from the Finder to reveal your uder library. Just open your Home-Folder from the Finder sidebar and you will see your user library, since it is not hidden in Snowleopard.

  • rogerbenjamin Calculating status...
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:46 PM (in response to Hijesz)

    I tried Hijesz suggestion:

     

    Select Go -> Go to Folder...

    Type: ~/Library/Preferences

    Locate the com.apple.garageband.plist file

    Move it to your desktop.

    Relaunch GarageBand.

     

    (except I put the plist file in the trash) and it worked.

    Thanks for passing on the tip!

  • Linstad Calculating status...
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    Oct 10, 2012 4:56 PM (in response to Hijesz)

    Thank you, Hijesz. That worked! I have tried about every other suggestion to solve the problem on the net. For some reason apple hides the .plist file pretty well in Lion. I did not even know that there was a library folder hidden in the Go menu in finder.

  • pcantalejo Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2013 8:22 AM (in response to samhwd)

    If you have Mountain Lion the the resolution is :

     

    Firts you need to show preferences folder on library folder beacuse on Mountain Lion is hide

     

    Launch Terminal from Spotlight or Launchpad -> Utilities, and enter the following command to show or

     

    hide the directory:

     

    chflags nohidden ~/Library/

     

    then

     

    Select Go -> Go to Folder...

    Type: ~/Library/Preferences

    Locate the com.apple.garageband.plist file

    Move it to your desktop.

    Relaunch GarageBand.

     

    Tachan!!!

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