1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 9:14 AM by EZ Jim
dreeik Level 1 (0 points)

i took a video using photo booth then moved the video to a different location and forgot where i moved it to (trying to hide the video) is there a way to find this video that was created by photo booth without knowing the name of it if so please detail

  • EZ Jim Level 7 (22,173 points)

    It seems that you certainly successfuly hid your movie! 


    Search using Spotlight.  Videos recorded with Mac OS X 10.8.2's Photo Booth are named "Movie" (without quote marks) plus the date & time.  Example: "Movie on 2012-11-25 at 23.31" Search for as much of the name as you remember.


    The search is easier if you know at least the date.  If not, search for "Movie" without anything else and then look at each one to find the one that is NOT in your Photo Booth folder.


    • If your 10.5.8 Photo Booth version used a different first word naming convention, search for that.


    • If you moved the file outside your User Folder, or if you have used System Preferences... to modify where Spotlight may search, Spotlight may not be able find where you put it.  In that case, use Finder > Go > Computer to open a finder window and search your entire hard drive for "Movie". This list you must review manually may be much longer, but it might find your file (along with many others.)



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    Mac OSX 10.8.2