I identified this as the famous spin wheel problem on the app store and tried absolutely everything:
-removing the files,
-dowload the 10.6.6
-log out, restart and re log
-create a new account
Nothing works wether it is a free app or something else.
What's very weird is that I was able to download an app two days ago
Please Help !
Hi Alex ...
According to your profile in your first post you are running Snow Leopard v10.6.8 so downloading v10.6.6 won't work. The game's minimum requirements are v10.6.6 so it should run ok on v10.6.8.
Sometimes it's necessary to reinstall the App Store.
You can do this by installing the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo
It's ok to do this even though you are already running v10.6.8
Restart your Mac after installing the combo, then try downloading the app again.
If you still have problems downloading the app, contact the app developer here.
edited by: cs
If you have anti virus software installed, disable that.
Try turning off the Firewall in System Preferences > Security
If you have an app called LIttle Snitch installed, that can prevent apps from downloading.
And how much free space on the startup disk?
Right or control click the MacintoshHD icon. Click Get Info. In the Get Info window you will see Capacity and Available. Make sure there's a minimum of 15% free disk space.
Thank you for your reply. I don't have any antivirus on and I don't have Little Snitch installed. I turned off the firewall.
Concerning my drive I have 83.46 GB available (out of 249.72) => 33.4 % free space.
And I was able to download three apps two days ago. Since then, All I did was to install an update for Application loader, which was downloaded via the software update of my macbook
Run Disk Utility in case the startup disk needs repairing.
Launch Disk Urtility located in /Applications/Utiliites
Select the startup disk on the left then select the First Aid tab.
Click: Verify Disk (not Verify Disk Permissions)
If the disk needs repairing, follow the instructions for Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks
It's in your Applications folder but just moving the app to the trash doesn't remove all the associated files.
Use this utility > Download AppCleaner for Mac - Uninstall your apps easily. MacUpdate.com
Good to know the startup disk is ok. At least we can rule that out.
Reinstall the App Store using the update combo link I posted previously.