How to move iMovie '08 files from one Macbook to another

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iViking, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. iViking macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006

    I need to import my movies via firewire, but can only do it through my brother's macbook, as my new macbook does not have firewire.

    Therefore, I imported 100 GB worth of movies onto his computer, then transferred the iMovie Events and iMovie Projects folders onto a hard drive, then transferred them from the hard drive to MY macbook. Now they are sitting on the desk top.

    How do I get them into iMovie on my macbook, now that I have transferred the files from my brother's macbook onto my macbook's desktop?

  2. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    So just to clarify, you've already moved all of your movies from your old computer to your new one, right, and it's now just a matter of importing them into iMovie? Does File > Import Movies not take care of what you need to do? When the Import Movies window comes up, click on Desktop in the sidebar, and you should see everything there.

    ps since you have lots and lots of movies, make sure that the Move Files option is checked at the bottom, and not Copy Files. ;)

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