Does iMovie 'link' to imported clips or copy them?

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  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    hey,

    Just wondering when I import media to iMovie is it copying those files taking up space or is it linking to their location on my drive?

    If they're copied , does anyone know where to? Thank you!
     
  2. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    It physically copies them into your iMovie library if you use the import media function. The location of the library file in the file system is under the iMovie folder by default and simply called, "iMovie Library." You can see its content by option clicking to bring up the menu and choose "show package contents."
     
  3. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That will be Ctrl click, not Option click. Or two finger click on a Trackpad.
     
  5. MyopicPaideia macrumors 68000

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    Correct. Should have said secondary click, that's what I meant :)
     

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