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Can't start a project

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Michelle Subrizi1 Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2012 6:13 PM

I can't start a new project, in fact there's not much i can do upon opening it, becasue almost everything is in grey. I can't even import movies.


I tried to do the steps to delete:, but that's not in my library folder.


ANY suggestions?

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to Michelle Subrizi1)

    You need to like in your Macintosh HD/{your user name}/Library/Preferences/ folder, not the Macintosh HD/Library folder.


    Also, com.Apple.iMovieApp.plist is for iMovie 11 (Version 9.0.8). If you have an earlier version, the preferences file will have a different name.

  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,595 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to Michelle Subrizi1)

    As you appear to be on Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Lion), your user Library is hidden (as it is on Mountain Lion).


    To access your user Library, in the Finder menu bar click on Go then press and hold down the Option key on the keyboard. The Library folder will appear in the drop down list. From there you can navigate to the Preferences folder then locate the iMovie preference file.


    As AppleMan mentioned, for iMovie '11 (that's version 9) the file is named "". For iMovie '09 (that's version 8), the preference file is named "". Earlier versions will have a similar name, some without a version number, such as "".



    MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Sony HDR-SR7 & DCR-TRV20E


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