3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 1:37 PM by figuresk8mom
davekans55 Level 1 (0 points)

After attempting to process my movie, I get the following message. "The project could not be prepared for publishing because an error occurred. (OpWrErr: file already open with with write permission). Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)



    Error -49 opWrErr  File already open with write permission


    Trash the preference files while application is NOT Running.


    from Karsten Schlüter

    Some users notice on exporting larger projects from within iMovie that this operation is aborted with an 'error -49'

    This issue occours only on MacOs machines using 10.7x

    try switching-off the Local Mobile Backup

    in Terminal copy/paste


    sudo tmutil disablelocal


    Re-launch Mac


    Yours Bengt W

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    I would suggest that you go to System Preferences (in the Dock) and click Time Machine. Temporarily turn off the Time Machine. After sharing your movie, don't forget to turn it back on.

  • figuresk8mom Level 1 (0 points)

    This worked perfectly for me, fast and easy fix.  Thank you!!