I am running Mountain Lion V 10.8.2 on a MacbookPro 15", v8,2.
I installed a 480G SSD into the main drive and took the old Apple 750 drive and using a data doubler put it into the Optical drive. I then cloned the new drive. I copied FCP across but didn't clone the projects, thinking that I would keep that information on the other drive and use it as needed. When I first tried to boot up FCP from the SSD drive, it crashed. I then booted up the FCP on the 750 drive and it booted no problem. I shut it down and then tried booting again from the FCP on the SSD and it opened no problem. I figure that by booting on the 750 drive it added the copy protection to the FCP on the SSD drive. I then used the Apple instructions on how to erase FCP from a drive. I trashed the FCP on the 750 drive and then trashed the library files that were in the instructions.
So now I can boot up the FCP from the SSD drive. When I look for projects, it sees the projects on the 750 drive. The projects are slightly shaded and when I try to click on them nothing happens. If I try to boot up from the project file it opens and tells me to open the projects from within FCP.
I am going to trash the FCP and re-install it from the apple store and see if that helps. Any other ideas will be greatly appreciated. I am trying to avoid starting over in my edits.
I did clone using Carbon Copy Cloner, but there was more on old drive than the capacity of the new drive. Therefore I had to pick and choose what I was going to clone over. But this gives me a good idea. I did clone the entire drive to an external hard disk as backup just before I installed the new drive. I can copy the files from the external drive. I'm going to re-install the FCP on the new drive and then try to copy the files from the external drive. Thanks Ben.