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  • 15. Re: Multiple Crashes, Gray Thumbnails
    ckravec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Patty Patty - Thanks for your fix, it worked for me as well!
  • 16. Re: Multiple Crashes, Gray Thumbnails
    mrpeepers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    the problem i am having is that not only are there thousands of thumbnails, there are THOUSANDS of these .DV files. I don't know what to do but I am frustrated. After 5 successfull non-problematic imports, my final 2 are killing me!!!!
  • 17. Re: Multiple Crashes, Gray Thumbnails
    Lizzy126 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey there-

    Seems like you have the answer to a problem I am having. I just want to make sure that I do the right thing and don't mess anything up (As I am new to this). I am wanting to erase the gray thumbnails as you suggest but I'm not quite understanding where the "thumbnails folder" is in the "event folder" that you reference. Can you help?
  • 18. Re: Multiple Crashes, Gray Thumbnails
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
    Here is a tip. You want to delete the thumbnails but not the events themselves (because you will lose your footage). So to make sure, just move the thumbnails out of the thumbnails folder to a different place (e.g. desktop, a folder labled temporary thumbnails, etc.)

    This way, on the off chance that you picked the wrong thing to delete, you can recover. Once your thumbnails have been rebuilt, you can move your temporary files to trash.

    To find your thumbnails, you need to know if your events are stored in an internal drive, or an external drive. You need to go there in the finder. An easy way to find the clip in the finder is to right-click on the file, and select "reveal in finder". Remember, you want to delete the thumbnails, not the clip. See tip above.
  • 19. Re: Multiple Crashes, Gray Thumbnails
    RiggerIII Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This should be posted in the iMovie help. It took me hours to find this post which is exact what was needed to solve the problem.
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