6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 31, 2013 9:00 PM by SDBerger
Derryl S Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)

After reinstalling everything on a drive that had to be wiped to correct a permissions disaster, now only iDVD 7 themes work. The rest of the themes that did work prior to the reinstall (5 and 6) do not now work. All it shows for the 5 and 6 themes are yellow triangles with the question mark.


The version I am is 7.2.1. I have to make some changes on an unfinished project and now I can not do it on the Lion version. I have to move the iPhoto file and the whole DVD project to the drive that has Snow Leopard which does show the themes.


Before I reinstall iDVD from iLife 11 nd not let it update from 7.1, thought I would ask.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.8 GHz Quad core, 6 GB ram
  • Kevin R. Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Funny how no one ever replied to this...


    I also have these triangles showing up in theme 7.


    1-5 work perfectly in 7.2.1


    I did download the 7.0.1 prior that contains the theme folders. However, when I unpacked it the iDVD 6 and 7 have no "resource"' folder in "contents". Only "version.plist".  Oh sure, the folders of all the themes are there but that is all that is inside these folders. No wonder it only displays a yellow triangle.


    Can someone please make a suggestion here.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,485 points)

    Try using  Pacifist to install the themes  from the 7.0.1 updater. 


    The only way to obtain all of the themes, i.e. iDVD 1 - 7,  is to install iDVD and the themes from an iLife 09 disk. 


    If you have to purchase an iLife disc in order to obtain the iDVD application remember that the iLife 11 disc only provides  themes from iDVD 5-7.  The Software Update no longer installs the earlier themes when starting from the iLIfe 11 disk nor do any of the iDVD 7 updaters available from the Apple Downloads website contain them. 


    Currently the only sure fire way to get all themes is to start with the iLife 09 disc:




    This shows the iDVD contents in the iLife 09 disc via Pacifist:




    You then can upgrade from iDVD 7.0.3 to iDVD 7.1.2 via the updaters at the Apple Downloads webpage.


    Also check in iDVD's Advanced preference pane and see what's listed in the "Look for my themes in these folders" window.


    You may have to reset the file path to the themes folder:  HD/Library/Application Support/iDVD or User/Home/Library/Application Support/iDVD.



  • Kevin R. Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Hi Old Toad:


    Thank you.  I have read all your posts on this before and there is only one difference in my situation that no one has addressed.  I have a working iDVD without ever having iLife. Once I download iDVD (the last version 7.2.1) then I went to check for updates. MAC OS 10.8.2 App updates recognized I was missing the "extra content". So that got downloaded and 1-5 themes work perfectly. 6 & 7 do not.


    Could this possibly make a difference as to why when I download update 7.0.1 the 6 & 7 theme folders appear as yellow warning triangles?


    What are you thoughts.  Ever known anyone who has done it this way?


    And yes, I did all the above you mentioned before posting this but it is a good reminder.  Pacifist is also like unpkg. Similar App. They do the same thing with Pacifist have a few more options to play with.  Unpkg is simply that, un-package.

  • Kevin R. Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    BTW, from your iDVD contents in the iLife 09 disc via Pacifist Package Contents above, physically open up your iDVD 5 and iDVD 6 folders and see what is in them.  With iDVD 6, I only show a .plist in the contents portion of the folder.


    With iDVD 5, it shows the actual theme templates. iDVD 6 folder does not. NO "resources" folder.


    For exampleScreen Shot 2013-05-30 at 2.59.47 PM.png

  • Kevin R. Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Okay, ehre is the answer...


    When I clearly explained that the two folders (iDVD 6 & iDVD 7) were displaying yellow warning triangles it simply means those folders have become corrupt.


    Simple solution. Delete the folder or simply replace with new identical folders from another user who uses iDVD 7.1.2. and has these folders intact.


    That solved everything without Pacifist or Updater.  It is just a folder issue. Nothing more complicated than that.

  • SDBerger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Kevin R.  --  I had exactly the same issue and your solution worked for me.  Just re-copied the folders and everything was working again.  Sometimes the simple answer is the best.