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9547 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2007 9:16 AM by mikenemeth
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2007 8:05 AM (in response to mikenemeth)
I copied the iMovie file to an external HD and then pasted from that file to the iMac.
1) Make sure the external drive uses the Mac OS Extended disk format.
2) Moving the iMovie project from the MacBook Pro to the external drive, then moving it from the drive to the iMac may have encountered a permissions problem. The iMac user may not have permission to move the Thumbnails.plist file inside the iMovie project to the destination folder of the iMac.
One solution may be to configure the external drive to ignore permissions. That is done by setting a checkbox in the Get Info window for the drive. (Click on the drive to select it, then choose File > Get info.)
After setting the checkbox, re-drag the project to the external drive, then drag it from the drive to the destination folder of the iMac. (I'd drag it, not Copy and Paste it.)
By the way, here's a list of Apple error codes:
Error code -36 is "I/O error" (I/O means input/output). Doesn't tell you much here.
If you can't get that to work, you should be able to use iMovie on the iMac to open the project on the external drive and complete the project. But for that to work, the drive must use the proper disk format.
KarlDual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2007 10:09 AM (in response to mikenemeth)Plan C might be to temporarily transfer some files/applications to another computer or disk to free up enough space to burn your project.
If you prefer to transfer the iMovie file, I would connect the two computers together with a 6 pin FireWire cable, and put the destination computer's hard drive icon on your source computer's desktop. Then just drag-copy your iMovie project into the destination computer's hard drive. This assumes that the two computers can be brought side to side.
You may already know this, but for convenience here are the steps that you can use to transfer files (including an iMovie project) from one Mac to another using a FireWire cable:
1. Shut down the destination computer, but make sure that it is plugged in and not operating on battery. Leave your source computer on, again making sure that it is plugged in and not on battery.
2. Connect the FireWire 400 jacks of both computers with a 6 pin FireWire.
3. Turn on your destination computer and hold down the T key immediately after the chime. Release the key when you see a giant, yellow, Y-shaped FireWire icon bouncing around the destination computer's screen.
4. Now look at your source computer's screen. The destination computer's hard drive icon will be on the desktop.
5. Drag-copy your iMovie project onto the destination computer's hard drive that is now on your source computer's desktop. The file will go into the documents or movies file of the destination computer's hard drive.
6. Then eject the destination computer's hard drive icon from your screen like you would any other disk, by selecting it and then ejecting it using the File > Eject method.
7. Turn off the destination computer by pressing the power button. Then disconnect the FireWire cable.
Now power up the destination computer and see if you can burn your iMovie project using the destination computer. I have done this process several times myself when I had a Mac without a DVD burner and needed to use another Mac to burn my project.G5