I click to open the program it just bounces in the dock not doing anything
try the "oddball problems" fix:
(Let the page FULLY load. The link to your answer is at the top of your screen)
Repairing disk permissions failed, however im onto deleting Garageband's preference files. In the picture under 'Once the two preference files have been found' I seem to not have the same/similar preference files as the ones pictured, how would i go about choosing which items to delete? I have Garageband folder, Magic Garageband folder, Appleloops for Garagaband folder and iLMBGaragebandplugins.
Sorry in advance for the trouble, i'm just not wanting to delete the wrong thing
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:
The User Library is hidden by default in 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.
I seem to not have the same/similar preference files as the ones pictured
are you sure you're looknig in the correct location? that sounds like you're looking at the Library folder at the root level, not your home directory.
to reveal the ~/Library folder hold down the optionKey and click on the Go menu in Finder and pick Library
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