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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)



    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




    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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