2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 8:20 AM by AppleMan1958
Reuben Feffer Level 2 (205 points)

With iPhoto you can very easily move you entire library from your Mac's internal hard drive to an external hard drive, simply by dragging the iPhoto Library package in the Finder.


What I'd like to know is, is there a similar way of doing this with iMovie, so that all of your Events, Projects and Exported Movies move together, and maintain their relationships/links with each other?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) 12GB RAM
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)



    NO !


    DO not move or alter any folder named

    - iMovie Event's - or -

    - iMovie Project's

    on Desktop/Finder - IT DOESN'T WORK ! - see my note (general one so part's may not apply)


    Moving Event's and Project's

    Connection - Either connect one Mac in Target mode to the other via FireWire. Or use an external hard disk !

    (Target-Mode - Start one Mac e.g. laptop - BUT keep T-key down during full up-start - Now a FW-symbol is jumping around the screen and it will work as an external hard disk when connected to the other Mac)

    A. The External Hard Disk - MUST BE - Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted to work for Video. UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange works for most other things but not for Video whatever program is used (iMovie or FinalCut)

    B. Should be a FireWire one as USB/USB2 performs badly to me and especially when filling up

    C. Do never Move or Alter any folder named

    • iMovie Event's - or -

    • iMovie Project's

    on DeskTop/Finder - as this will result in iMovie losing connections to them and repair can be anything from hard to impossibly

    D. Moving and Copying must be done within iMovie application and Events to Events - and - Project's to Project's.

    E. Moving Project's to Event's - Do not work for me - I have to export project as a QuickTime movie then Import this into Events.

    Event's window can show two faces

    Like this

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.22.32.png

    or like this

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.30.11.png

    from one hard disk Event - You can move it to the other hard disk

    You can not (at least not me) move Event to Project or other way around only

    Event to Event and Project to Project

    Yours Bengt W