2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2013 2:10 PM by David Yellen
David Yellen Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

I have been using iMovie 6.0.4, running OSX 10.8.4 for a long time. Suddenly about 3 days ago, I can only have it runing for a minute or two before it crashes, even if I'm not doing anything.

 

If I log in as a guest user it seems to work fine. I know that means something in troubleshooting the problem, but I forget the next steps I need to take.

 

If I remember correctly, I installed an update to FCP recently which might have something to do with it.

 

Thanks


OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • 1. Re: iMovie 6.0.4 suddenly crashes constantly
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,155 points)

    Hi

     

    Yes if a new user works OK - then the problem use to be one or more corrupted pref files.

     

    and they are hidden in the Library IN YOUR USER ACCOUNT FOLDER the other one on first window on your Mac hard is is the Root Library - the wrong one.

     

    In Your User-Library / Preferenses You find some named

    com.apple.iMovie

    and

    com.apple.iLife.app

     

    or resembling this. Search forum and You get the exact names on them

     

    move them to destop - now start iMovie again and new fresh ones are created

     

    Yours Bengt W (not at his Mac but on an iPad - so I can not see the proper names)

  • 2. Re: iMovie 6.0.4 suddenly crashes constantly
    David Yellen Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    I started trashing prefs before I got your answer, but hadn't gotten to the right one yet. It seems that finally trashing garageband.plist did the trick. Not sure why, but it worked.

     

    thanks.