I have installed XCode 4.5. During the installation there was an error about downloading the documentation. I did not pay much attention, but I think the error was same as that mentioned in: this question.

I tried the solution as mentioned in the post, but there is no file named as: "com.apple.adc.documentation.AppleOSX10_8.CoreReference.docset" as stated in the answer.

The main problem I have with the documentation is that it is incomplete. While some of the pages are displayed properly, the other pages are blank.

How do I repair the documentation? I am ready to re-download the documentation. I do NOT want to download the entire XCode 4.5 again. Please help!!!

Note: I am using Mountain Lion 10.8.


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You can do that directly form Xcode preferences:

  1. Open Xcode
  2. Menu Xcode > Preferences
  3. Go to the tab Download
  4. Go to the sub-tab Documentation
  5. Select the documentation you want to re-install
  6. Click the - icon below the documentations list for moving it to the trash.
  7. Click install on the desired documentation

Maybe you can skip the step 6 if Xcode shows that the documentation is not installed.

  • Wow, the documentation files are really large. I guess I will just look into tutorials from youtube for now. Thanks for the answer. Oct 19, 2012 at 14:41
  • @Robik Did it work? If you are interested in iOS programming there is a wonderful course on iTunes U. It comes frome the university of Stanford. It is called "iPad and iPhone application development"
    – Maverik
    Oct 19, 2012 at 14:44
  • 1. I did not download the docs because they were too large and internet speed here is too slow. I will to it afterwards. In fact, my internet stops working whenever I pause or turn off the MacOSX in VMware. I think I need to start another thread for that. 2. About the videos: We downloaded videos from youtube. (BUT THEY WERE FROM 2010 and a lot has changed!), so I am now installing iTunes in windows and surfing about how to download iTunes videos (because streaming is really not an option in my case). I will add more comments afterwards. Oct 19, 2012 at 17:18
  • I found this link (inside itunes): itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/… . Are these videos the latest? and are these lectures compliant with XCode 4.5? Oct 19, 2012 at 17:49
  • Also, videos are being downloaded too slowly. I googled, but could come up with a way to download less size/ low quality videos instead. Is there a way to do this? Oct 19, 2012 at 17:52

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