7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 1:07 PM by Pman17
Goneover Level 1 Level 1

I just downloaded Garageband form app store. and when i click the icon it goes to a download screen that downloads 1.6gbs worth of files and then installs. ones is finished it goes away. and when i click the app icon it goes throught the process again and downloads file and installs.. help?

GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Hijesz Level 1 Level 1

    the same problem. seems many people have this problem... who can solve it, apple care cant

  • Hijesz Level 1 Level 1



    After GarageBand has completed downloading and installing all of it's extras, remove the GarageBand preferences file and relaunch GarageBand.  This took care of it for me.


    To do this in the Finder:

    1. Select Go -> Go to Folder...
    2. Type: ~/Library/Preferences
    3. Locate the com.apple.garageband.plist file
    4. Move it to your desktop.
    5. Relaunch GarageBand.


    This should take care of this problem.






    copy from another discussion, thanks to him or her, This really solve my problem, you can take a shot!

  • Pman17 Level 1 Level 1

    I've got the same problem with Garage Band '11 on Mountain Lion. I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" Retina.


    I've tried to find the file com.apple.garageband.plist file but can't find it under /Library/Preferences.Screenshot 12:6:12 2:48 PM.png

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    This looks like you are looking into the System Library (at the top level of your hard disk), not at the user library in your home folder ~/Library/Preferences:


    The User Library is hidden by default in Lion and Mountain Lion. You can reveal it from the Finder's "Go" menu:


    • Finder > Go,   then hold down the options ⌥ key, until the Library appears in the drop-down menu, select it and open the Library folder.
    • Then go to the "Preferences" sub folder and remove

    your Home Folder/Library/Preferences/com.apple.garageband.plist.





  • Pman17 Level 1 Level 1

    Ah, I see. I figured that was the problem. I knew there was another Library but couldn't figure out how to get to it.


    Thank you!

  • léonie Level 10 Level 10
    Photos for Mac

    You are welcome.

    Once you have the Library open you may want to drag it to the Finder's sidebar to be able to access it permanently.

  • Pman17 Level 1 Level 1

    Just did that, thanks!