Can I restore an unsaved file in imovie?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by slandry, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. slandry macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2006
    I am a new Mac user. My husband was telling me about how great macs are and that they never shut down. Well, after working for 5 hours on a project, I went to save my file, and just before I clicked save, imovie unexpectedly shut down and I lost everything in the past 5 hours.

    Is there any way I can find that imovie I was working on in a temp file somewhere. I know the answer is probably no, I just want to check just in case.

    I appreciate your help.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Take a look in your Movies. When you start an iMove project it asks you for somewhere to save it (the default is "My Great Movie" in "/Users/<your user short name>/Movies"). It should have saved a lot of your work in that file. If you changed the location then look there of course!
  3. SilverSM macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012

    Thanks you so much this really helped, I edited something for 3 hrs and I didn't save once, i was about to render when it closed randomly, thanks for the help.

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