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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

When the Mac App store hangs on connection (10.6 or later)

  1. Close App Store and iTunes completly (blue circle under each should disappear)
  2. Open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
  3. Run the following:
    mv -f ~/Library/Preferences/ ~/Library/Preferences/
    mv -f ~/Library/Preferences/ ~/Library/Preferences/
  4. This will reset a number of preferences about the App Store.
  5. Restart your Mac! - This is key!
  6. Open App Store. you'll need to re-login

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