Garageband hates me

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by akm3, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. akm3 macrumors 68020

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    So if I launch Garageband, my existing projects if I try to open them just make the screen 'flash' and nothing happens. If I try to start a new project, it asks me the name and key and time signature, then says it can't open the project.

    If I try to reinstall iLife 11, it fails and says it can't install.

    Permissions repairs comes up with nothing.

    I'm kind of stumped?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What version of GarageBand on what exact Mac with what specific Mac OS X version do you use?
    And does it also happen on another (even temporarily created) account?
     
  3. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have some follow-up to this.

    1) It is 10.6.5 w/ iLife 11 garageband.
    2) NO it doesn't happen on another user account.

    So, my Users folder is moved over to a different drive (have SSD / HD configuration) so my applicaitions etc is all on the SSD and my 'Users' folder is on the HD.

    This has now caused a problem with DropBox too, it can't lauch because it can't find it's settings. I believe these are related.

    Everything was working great, but I had to restore from Time Machine when my old lemon iMac was replaced for a new one.

    So, how do I fix it?
     
  4. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I fixed Dropbox with some sudo permissions trickery and such on their website. So I obviously have screwed up permissions. What is the right way to fix Garageband's permissions?
     
  5. akm3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK.

    So I couldn't reinstall iLife. So I logged in a different user and DID reinstall iLife, but that didn't fix it - but it DID let me reinstall iLife on my account, so I did.

    Once I did that, I could create new projects!! *BUT* I still can't open existing projects and the new ones I create, once I save and close, I can't open that either.
     

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