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IMovie '11 How do I recover a project that appears within the IMovie Projects folder but does not show in the Project Library?

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Gweggie Boy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 3, 2013 8:22 PM

I have had my MBP for just over 3 months now!  Yes, I made the switch and up until now I have been quite happy.

 

I now have my Time Capsule, Apple TV running and am generally getting used to life as a Mac user.............even bought Aperture and loaded all the family photos.  Now time to make some Travel movies.

 

I have been working on a particular IMovie project for a few weeks now.  Size is 365MB.  Yesterday I closed IMovie and when accessing later that project is not available in the Project Library window.  It does appear in the IMovie Projects folder but I cannot open it.  I have copied the file to DVD just in case.  All up I have 4 Projects, the other 3 are practice files, smaller but they do appear in the Project Library.

 

I have scoured the bulletin boards and tried many suggested fixes to no avail.  Main suggestion was to remove the following files from Library/Preferences

 

  1. com.apple.iMovieApp.plist
  2. com.apple.iApps.plist


However, this did not sort out my problem.  In the end I put back the original files.

 

Does anyone have a straightforward fix for my problem or is this one of those ongoing issues that that needs Apple's attention. 

 

After all the file is there with the others.  They are available.

 

I realise that I can restore from Time Capsule but I am missing the last three days thanks to 'drop out'.

 

Thanks.......

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), MBP
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