How To Fix Garageband 10.10.3 Failing To Download And Install Loops On Yosemite 10.10.1

For $4.99, I can get the Garageband 10.0.3 with more features and better loops to create music on Yosemite 10.10.1, but I couldn’t finish installing the software, it took forever to download and break in the middle for some reasons even though I have high speed internet. After Googling for a long time, I’d read a post that someone had successfully installed the Garageband with the same problem. I can’t seem to find the post to give credit to the person.  Anyhow, here is how he/she did it.

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1. Remove all Garageband.plist in ~/Library/Preferences/


2. Remove the ~/Library/Caches/Garageband folder.


3. Remove the ~/Library/Containers/Garageband10 folder.


After doing all these, the Garageband 10.0.3 works right away with all the loops already installed. BTW, the Garageband 6.0.5 is still working in a separate folder.


  • Nothing in any of the libraries mentioned. Download of add-on sounds freezes around 19.2 out of 20.2 gb

    • Sometimes it hangs due to lost of internet connection. I normally use wired Ethernet when I update the 20GB of loops. I’m running macOS Sierra 10.12.3 and 10.1.5, it did download all 20GB without any problem.

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