2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2012 11:17 AM by Fran the runner
Fran the runner Level 1 (0 points)

Version 9.0.8 the window for Imovie open but in 20 minutes nothing happenstart but nothing happens (turning ball). I had to end the prozess. Can somebody help me?

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • John Cogdell Level 5 (4,605 points)

    Trashing iMovie's preference file will often fix problems.


    Firstly, go to your Home (your user name) /Library/Preferences folder (NOT the Library folder at the top level in Macintosh HD).


    As you appear to be on Lion (Mac OS X 10.7.5), the User Library folder is hidden (as it is on Mountain Lion - Mac OS X 10.8.2). To access the Library folder, click on Go in the Finder menu bar, then press and hold down the Option key - the Library folder will appear in the drop down list.


    In your Home/Library/Preferences folder, locate a file named "com.apple.iMovieApp.plist". With iMovie closed, drag this file to the Desktop. When next opened, iMovie will create a fresh preference file with the default settings. If iMovie now runs OK, you can change these settings in the menu item "IMovie>Preferences" if desired. Also, it's now safe to drag the old preference file to the Trash. Trashing the file will not harm your existing Events or Projects.



  • Fran the runner Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your help. I try it on the way you discribe. But it doesn`t work. The ball is turning and nothing happens.