1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 8:57 AM by léonie
Cherrenn Level 1 (0 points)

I have Garageband version 6.0.5 and I can't get it to open any files, templates or anything for that matter. It lets me create a file name and then a message pops up saying "The file couldn't be opened." Anyone else run into this problem and have a way to fix it?

GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • léonie Level 10 (85,240 points)

    This looks like a permissions problem - you either don't have read/write permissions to the GarageBand Template files or to the folder, where you want to write the project  to. Also your GarageBand Preferences may be corrupted, or GarageBands caches need clearing.


    Remove the folder ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.garageband/  from your User Library, or try HangTime's "oddball problems" fix:




    As you probably know, the User Library is hidden since Mac OS X Lion.

    You can reveal it from the Finder's "Go" menu in the main menu bar:


    Finder > Go

    Then hold down to options-key ⌥, until Library appears in the drop-down menu. Select it and open the Library.