I was burning an hour and 15 min video and picture project directly to DVD. It said "not enough space" so I was deleting another project. With the system running so slow, I must have tried to move the unwanted project twice and the next thing I know both projects are in the trash. I thought I could simply drag the wanted project back into iMovie but it didnt work. I eventually dragged it into my MacHD where it sits now as a "temorary file". I have since tried a few things - tried importing an HD movie into iMovie from my MacHD, but it only recognizes the temporary folder - the file is there too but pale and not actionable. I have gone into my Time Machine and picked a time when I know the project was in iMovie and restored the entire iMovie file but the project still doesnt show up after I do that. I also was able to drag the temporary file onto my desktop where i can see it w the corner turned back like a piece of paper would be - I dragged that into iphoto and it imported it but only as one photo. Not sure what to do next.
I am no expert so I am not exactly sure I am doing these things right but I think I am. I have a Mac OSX 10.6.8 w two external hardrives.
You can find Movies/iMovie Projects in the Finder. On my Mac, the Movies folder is visible in the sidebar of the Finder. Like this.
The iMovie Projects folder is inside the movies folder.
If you don't have the Movies folder in your sidebar, look in the Folder that has your User Name as its title. The Movies folder should be in there.
You would drag your iMovie Project into the Movies/iMovie Projects folder.
I would not recommend putting the original back in the trash at this point.
To right-click with a Mac...
1) If you have an Apple Mouse, you simply right click. If your mouse does not right-click you can go to System Preferences/Mouse/ and set it up.
2) If you have a Magic Trackpad, a two finger click is the same as a right click. Just tap with two fingers to right-click.
3) If you have a one button mouse, you can right-click by holding down the Control key as you click.
Sorry for not being precise. Let me know if you have any more questions.
There should be a file with your project name and with the extension .rcproject. That is the one you want to drag to the Movies\iMovie Projects folder.