Due to an issue regarding the creation of Guitar Tracks in GarageBand '11, and that none of the reported fixes (here and here) have worked, I am looking to re-install. However, I don't appear to be able to re-install just GarageBand '11 from my iLife DVD. I have navigated to the 'Customize' part of the installer, however it greys out the tick boxes for iLife Support, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD (both skipped by default), and GarageBand.

I don't want to re-install iPhoto, nor anything else other than GarageBand and because I have bought a retail version of iLife '11 I don't think I can download from the App Store. Given that an App Store download was one of the known causes, then this wouldn't be appropriate anyway.

Of course, if someone has a proven fix for my problem other than those mentioned then I would also find that acceptable :-)



You might try installing Pacifist - it allows you to get inside apple's installer packages and install individual items


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  • This is helpful, thanks. Though, I would rather not install an extra program to un-install then re-install a different program! If this is my only option though, then that's it. – tomdot Jul 2 '12 at 7:06

I had the same problem with GB 09' and after hours and days of testing, I remember I removed GB (manually removed the Apk and all the ~/library folders associated with GB. After that I was able to reinstall it.

Just in case, move everything to another folder as a Backup. After you remove the program from your /Applications, iLife should allow you to be able to reinstall it.

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  • I had this thought too, however as stated, the Installer also greys out iPhoto which I don't want to re-install as it is working correctly. – tomdot Jul 2 '12 at 7:02
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    If I were you I'd remove iLife completely and reinstall. Your libraries do not get removed in the process and you end up with a fresh copy of everything. You sound rather afraid of installing software, don't be, it's quite easy to remove and leave no trace, OS X doesn't have a registry :) – Martin Marconcini Jul 2 '12 at 11:57
  • Well, I'm not afraid per se...just that I always live by the 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' mantra. I'll try a full un-install, thanks. – tomdot Jul 2 '12 at 12:00
  • Excellent, let us know how it went, should you still experience the same problem. Good luck! – Martin Marconcini Jul 2 '12 at 12:04

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