iMovie won't open..

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kasei, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. kasei macrumors 6502a


    Dec 30, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I tried to open iMovie today to work on some basic files and it wouldn't open. I uninstalled and reinstalled it and nothing. Has this happened to anyone? What should I do?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    How far did it get? Did the Dock icon bounce? Did it give an error?

    Maybe repair permissions from Disk Utility (in the Utilities folder) and perhaps remove the file named from the folder you find it in. Reinstalling iMovie wouldn't have affected this file so if it's corrupt, reinstalling wouldn't have helped. :eek:

    The iMovie preference file holds your settings for iMovie. If you want to keep them, then keep that file so that if removing it does no good, you can put it back where you found it, replacing the new default version, and keep your old settings (once we get you back into iMovie in the first place). :)

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