Where is my Photo Booth video?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Helljumper, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Helljumper macrumors member

    May 24, 2010
    Me and some friends were messing around on Photo Booth and we took a lengthy video (about 10 minutes) to put up on Youtube. We weren't done with the video and everything was still recording when I left for a minute.

    When I returned, Photo Booth was closed. My friend has never used a Mac before and he's not sure what he did. He says he was trying to quit out of another program and he might've accidentally quit Photo Booth. Either that, or he pressed the X, thinking it was the minimize button on Windows.

    Anyways, where is the part of the video that we actually recorded? Did the entire thing not get saved at all just because we might've quit out of the program near the end of our video?

    We had about 10 minutes of comedic gold and we don't think we can recreate it lol
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    If you open Photo Booth again, is the video listed at the bottom of the Photo Booth window?

    Have you taken a look at Macintosh HD / Users / YOU* / Pictures / Photo Booth?

    * your Home folder, displayed in Finder's Sidebar with this icon:
  3. Helljumper thread starter macrumors member

    May 24, 2010
    I found the file in my Pictures/Photo Booth folder but it wouldn't play, even in VLC.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Not even in QuickTime Player (X and / or 7)?

    Open the file with MediaInfo and post a screenshot of that window here (CMD+SHIFT+4 > Spacebar > select window > screenshot saved on Desktop as .png file).

    Taking screenshots in Mac OS X.
  5. bigdog55 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
  6. zxen macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2011
    The number one rule in programming is, 'If your users need instructions, you have failed.'


    Your photobooth mov files are located in Macintosh HD/Users/{YOUR USERNAME}/Pictures/Photo Booth Library/Pictures.

    Get rid of your Mac as soon as possible. Its a toy.
  7. Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
    Usually in photo booth you can drag videos and photos from the app to the desktop...

    Attached Files:

  8. mkmkd macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2013
    bump* anyone figure this out, having the same problem
  9. rgnestle macrumors newbie


    Oct 11, 2016
    After following these instructions, if you want to look at the individual files, you will have to bring up the context menu (right click on mouse or double tap on the track pad) and choose "show package contents." After that, the library acts as a regular folder.


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