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Garmin Express keeps opening installer on Mac OS X

Posted March 05, 2015 05:56PM by Skye in the Cycling Forum

Skye Skye Nott
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I was having this problem on my Mac where every 2nd time I ran Garmin Express, it would relaunch the installer package. Really annoying. (I'm running OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Garmin Express

I guess it does this when there is an update available, would be nice if it actually told you that's why it was running the installer again.

I googled around and found the following solution:

1. Open a Finder window and from the menu bar, Go -> Go To Folder
2. Enter ~/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Express/AppUpdates
3. Delete GarminExpressInstaller.dmg

It won't bug you again until it downloads the update installer again... if you run something like LittleSnitch you can make a manual rule to ask for permission to connect to download.garmin.lfs.netdna-cdn.com if you would prefer the process to be manual

The most annoying thing is it makes you reboot your Mac after the installation.... very un-Mac behaviour...

It appears that the new Garmin Express 4.0 installer doesn't require a reboot so that's good


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