When I try to open GarageBand it comes up with the error message 'GarageBand quit unexpectedly' as pictured. ]

When I try to reopen it it bounces around for a bit and then comes up with this message again. I have tried re-installing and deleting preferences, neither of which worked. I am using a MacBook Pro, 10.10.5 Can anyone help me?

  • Did you clear the saved state at ~/Library/Saved Application State/ ?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 18:08
  • There is no save state in ~/Library/Saved Application State/ Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 17:14
  • :/ then can you post the entire text of the crash report, rather than a picture of it - see if someone can get a hint as to what's failing. Pro Tip: Edit your question & paste the text - then select all the report text & hit Ctrl/K which will format it as code. Ctrl, not Cmd.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Sep 7, 2016 at 17:18

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This may seem obvious and standard computer practice, but restarting my computer worked - the most simple and easy solution that the Internet never recommends or even mentions.

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