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samhwd Level 1 (0 points)

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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

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

  • t-rexolini Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

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

  • ms_triple Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 (0 points)

    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 10 (90,550 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)

    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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