2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2013 4:10 PM by jrc362
jrc362 Level 1 (5 points)



So, I have lost a quicktime movie file that I made in iMovie and cannot locate the file anywhere on my HD. However, when I open the iDVD Project (iDVD 7.1.2) I made to make a DVD the movie plays fine inside of the project. Does this mean the movie file still exists on my Hard Drive somewhere? Is there any way to access the file? I have looked in the Movies Library in iDVD and it is not there! Thoughts?





Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,398 points)

    It will be located inside the iDVD project package under


    Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 10.14.00 AM.jpg


    However, they will not have any of the audio associated with the video.  And the extension will have to be changed to .mov but again with no sound.


    For future projects is you save the project as an archived project file




    all of the media files, photo, video, etc., that are used in the project will be copied into the project file in the Assets folder:

    Screen Shot 2013-10-22 at 10.18.50 AM.jpg



  • jrc362 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks Old Toad! And thanks for the tip re: Archived Projects.


    Just an added tip for those who might also wander here: To get to the Conents Folder, select the iDVD project in the Finder,  click "control" and it will bring up a drop down menu. Select "Show Package Contents" and you're there!