Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 10:09 PM (in response to knox1011)
Just wanted to add that I am using iMovie '11 if that makes a difference. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 6:29 AM (in response to knox1011)
Did you move the files within iMovie? If you used finder it will lose track of them, so move them back where they came from (with Imovie closed), when you open imovie it should find the files where it last thought they were. If that works, then move them again from inside iMovie events browser.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to Sopjai)
Thank you for the suggestion. I was moving them in Finder, (just as the Genius showed me but obviously he wasn't quite a genius after all!) However, even after moving a file onto the external drive within iMovie like you suggested, it's still not working. Trying to open the files from the external drive, they will only open in QuickTime Player, and also only as individual clips. Any other suggestions would be very much welcomed!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 7:38 AM (in response to knox1011)
Here are instructions on how to move the files.
iMovie will only see them if they are in the iMovie Events folder at the top level of the drive. If you move them using iMovie, they will automatically be put there.
To see all your drives, in iMovie, click VIEW/GROUP EVENTS BY DISK
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
I am thankful for your help but I beg you to forgive my ignorance! I am still having trouble moving the files. I've read over the instructions 10 times. What I can't seem to figure out is how to select "Copy project” or “Copy project and Events.” I just don't see where that is. I drag and click, while holding the Command key, but then it starts to copy the event into the external drive w/out ever giving the option of Copy Project or Copy Project & Events. Please let me know what I'm doing wrong. I feel so silly. Thank You!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to knox1011)
I think if you do a plain old drag, it will copy. If you hold the Command key while you drag, it will move.
If you are moving Events, you do not get that option. You only get the option you are describing if you move or copy a project. It will then offer to move the associated events.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
I am about to throw in the towel. Now all of my iMovie projects are gone. I have no idea how or where. Just gone. Says there are 0 projects. I was going to ask about how to move all of the footage that I haven't yet made into projects yet, but that seems like putting the cart before the horse now that I can't locate any of the projects. I think I probably need to go back into the store for another appointment. I don't know what a seemingly simple action is causing so much frustration.