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smilee23 Calculating status...
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Dec 15, 2011 11:20 AM

I made an Imovie a while ago and now when I go to watch it it says that the source clip is missing. How can I fix this?

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  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,375 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 11:28 AM (in response to smilee23)

    I am requesting this be moved to the iMovie forum.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Dec 15, 2011 11:41 AM (in response to smilee23)

    Hi

     

    This depends on Where You stored the iMovie Events and Projects.

     

    A good rule is to - NEVER touch, move or adjust any folder named

    • iMovie Projects

    • iMovie Events

     

    AND

     

    keep all external hard disks connected.

     

    In iMovie application You can move Events and Projects in each window and to any compatible hard disk connected.

     

    External hard disks - HAS TO BE - Mac OS Extended (HFS) formatted -

     

    • UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange WILL NOT work for Video (but for nearly everything else)

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • magdalen23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to smilee23)

    How do I find out the file name of the original clip(s) so I can reconnect them (somehow?) to iMovie? I have no idea whether I moved them. It may be that I am not saving iMovie 11 files the way you need to, e.g., I just moved all the freakin' folders off my internal hard drive and onto an external. All my other Projects are working fine. It's only the one I actually need that says "Source clip is missing."

     

    I could go find it in Time Machine if I knew what I was looking for... or Spotlight... or do some kind of grep in Terminal at the Unix level.

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