Skip navigation

Unable to locate iMovie on MacBook

330 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 2:44 PM by hesitationroll RSS
hesitationroll Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 29, 2012 9:40 PM

I recently upgraded my MacBook software to Snow Leopard.  Since then I have been unable to locate iMovie anywhere on my hard drive.  It's not in the trash.  Do I have to re-purchase iMovie from iTunes?

iPhone 5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 31, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to hesitationroll)

    iMovie would normally be kept in the Applications folder, is that where it was when you did the upgrade?


    Also iMovie would have come with your computer. If needed you can reinstall it from the disk that came with the computer.


    If you do not have the disk, your easiest alternative may be to purchase it from the Mac app store. To do that you will need to upgrade your operating system to Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Lion) or later, as the version of iMovie on the App store requires that.


    Getting Lion from the App store is a little tricky. Unless you have previously purchased it, you need to call Apple sales and buy a download code from them, then go to the store to get it.


    If your MacBook will support it, of course, you can always go up to OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion.)


    Best of luck.


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.