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Ho to move the event library to external drive

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Nov 21, 2012 8:51 AM

I've cluttered the internal drive of my iMac with too many unfinished projects.  I've tried unsuccesfully to move these from the iMovie Events folder to a 2TB external drive.  The best I've achieved so far is to copy them onto the external drive only to find that the iMovie Events library is unable to "see" any of the files on the external drive.  Any suggestions? Thanks.

imac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, Iomega 1tb, Iomega 500gb, Iomega 320Gb., Mac OS X (10.6.5), 4 GB memory, ilife 11
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to whitnells)


    Moving Event's and Project's (general document)

    Connection - Either connect one Mac in Target mode to the other via FireWire. Or use an external hard disk !

    (Target-Mode - Start one Mac e.g. laptop - BUT keep T-key down during full up-start - Now a FW-symbol is jumping around the screen and it will work as an external hard disk when connected to the other Mac)

    A. The External Hard Disk - MUST BE - Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted to work for Video. UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange works for most other things but not for Video whatever program is used (iMovie or FinalCut)

    B. Should be a FireWire one as USB/USB2 performs badly to me and especially when filling up

    C. Do never Move or Alter any folder named

    • iMovie Event's - or -

    • iMovie Project's

    on DeskTop/Finder - as this will result in iMovie losing connections to them and repair can be anything from hard to impossibly

    D. Moving and Copying must be done within iMovie application and Events to Events - and - Project's to Project's.

    E. Moving Project's to Event's - Do not work for me - I have to export project as a QuickTime movie then Import this into Events.

    Event's window can show two faces

    Like this

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.22.32.png

    or like this

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.30.11.png

    from one hard disk Event - You can move it to the other hard disk

    You can not (at least not me) move Event to Project or other way around only

    Event to Event and Project to Project

    Yours Bengt W


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