Can't Transfer iMovie projects to new computer

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by vjaaan, May 23, 2016.

  1. vjaaan macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
    I was running iMovie ver 10.1.1 on my MacBook 2010 and created many projects. I am setting up my new MacBook, which also has iMovie 10.1.1 on it. I don't want all the junk from my old computer dumped onto my new one, so I am using a flash drive to copy files and directories. Into my [new computer name]/Movies folder I copies the folder iMovie Projects from old computer. It contains many folders that represent my many movie projects. But on the new computer, iMovie cannot find the projects.

    I'm checking to see that all of the photos for this slideshow project are on the new computer, but something still seems wrong.

    Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. vjaaan, May 23, 2016
    Last edited: May 23, 2016

    vjaaan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 13, 2010
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    I notice that when I look at this particular folder (for the movie Bernice 100) on old computer in iMovie Projects folder, it shows the actual video itself. When I copy that to flash drive , Bernice 100 becomes a folder with a Movies subfolder plus some others. So it breaks it down into parts once I copy it somewhere.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    The iMovie Projects folder relates to the previous version of iMovie, iMovie11(v9). For the current version(iMovie10), you need to move the iMovie Library file.

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