2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2013 2:10 PM by David Yellen
David Yellen Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

I have been using iMovie 6.0.4, running OSX 10.8.4 for a long time. Suddenly about 3 days ago, I can only have it runing for a minute or two before it crashes, even if I'm not doing anything.


If I log in as a guest user it seems to work fine. I know that means something in troubleshooting the problem, but I forget the next steps I need to take.


If I remember correctly, I installed an update to FCP recently which might have something to do with it.



OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,450 points)



    Yes if a new user works OK - then the problem use to be one or more corrupted pref files.


    and they are hidden in the Library IN YOUR USER ACCOUNT FOLDER the other one on first window on your Mac hard is is the Root Library - the wrong one.


    In Your User-Library / Preferenses You find some named





    or resembling this. Search forum and You get the exact names on them


    move them to destop - now start iMovie again and new fresh ones are created


    Yours Bengt W (not at his Mac but on an iPad - so I can not see the proper names)

  • David Yellen Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)

    I started trashing prefs before I got your answer, but hadn't gotten to the right one yet. It seems that finally trashing garageband.plist did the trick. Not sure why, but it worked.