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How to move iMovie files to external hard drive?

3564 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 6, 2009 1:29 PM by AppleMan1958 RSS
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Feb 6, 2009 1:25 PM
Probably a pretty simple question, I know. I know how to do a lot of things on a Mac, but there's a lot of other things I'm just not as familiar with as I am in PCs.

I've been working on a large movie project. So far just downloading the files. I just got a message that my hard drive was getting full, so I plugged in the external drive I bought with my computer, but have never used. What is the best way to get my movie files (in iMovie) onto the hard drive to free up disk space, while still being able to edit them and stuff in iMovie?
Mac Book, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Feb 6, 2009 1:29 PM (in response to remobec)
    You must move the Event files from within iMovie to your external drive. If you move them in the Finder, your project will no longer work.

    First, make sure your external drive is formatted as HFS+ (journalled), (or Mac OS (journalled) - same thing)

    Second, in iMovie, select VIEW/EVENTS BY VOLUME

    Third, in the EVENTS Source List, you should now see your hard drive. Drag and drop the Events onto the Drive Icon in the Events Source List.

    Leave the Project Files where they are. They are not very big. If you upgrade to iMovie 09, you can move the Project files, too.
    iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Parallels 4.0.3540 with XP, Panasonic HDC-SD5

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