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Need Help! Unable to open files from external hard drive in iMovie

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Help! My hard drive is totally full so I am trying to pull video off and put it onto an external drive. I have two external drives - one Western Digital and one Toshiba.  Both are formatted for Mac Extended (Journaled) --not that I know what that means, I've just gathered that's what they're supposed to be from reading these great forums. 

 

The files are showing up in the external drives but they will NOT OPEN in iMovie.  It acts like it's going to open but then nothing.  Some of them will open in QuickTime Player and the majority will (act like they are going to) open in iMovie, but then once iMovie starts, there is nothing there.  I am so scared to delete them off my computer until I know for sure they will be retrievable from at least one of the external drives.

 

Desperate for answers at this point. I've had two appointments with the Genius bar with other problems getting to this point.  Now I'm stuck again.  Thank you so much for any help or suggestions!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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