Current Guidance on Changing iMovie Storage Locations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dan in MD, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Dan in MD macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    I want to store the iMovie Projects and iMovie Events to an external drive (thunderbolt, formatted HFS+ Journaled), and set that drive to be the default storage location for future projects and events. I know those directories need to be sitting in the root of the external drive.

    Is there easy to follow guidance that doesn't involve trying to fake out OSX with symlinks?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't see any way to change the default storage location in iMovie.

    I know you did not want to mess with Terminal, but I really think that is your best solution, and it it pretty easy.

    Just follow this substituting your external drive name for RAID in this example.
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    You aren't "faking out" OS X -- it's a feature of the OS for which this is an intended use. But you don't want to use symlinks (UNIX symbolic links) but instead aliases which are a lot smarter and available in Finder (symbolic links must be made from the command line).

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