2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2012 6:41 PM by SkeetW
SkeetW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



When I export a project in imovie 9.04 to movie, at the end it wont publish due to error -49, does anyone know what this is and how to fix it?



iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)



    My notes on this.


    Error -49


    Error -49  opWrErr  File already open with write permission


    Trash the preference files while application is NOT Running.


    from Karsten Schlüter

    Some users notice on exporting larger projects from within iMovie that this operation is aborted with an 'error -49'

    This issue occours only on MacOs machines using 10.7x

    try switching-off the Local Mobile Backup

    in Terminal copy/paste


    sudo tmutil disablelocal


    Re-launch Mac


    Yours Bengt W

  • SkeetW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thanks for your help.


    Ended up repairing the permissions in disk utilities and turning off time machine. This has worked.


    Thanks again for your response.