iMovie data in a custom folder on an external HDD

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Onexy, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Onexy, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    Onexy macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2012
    I want to move my iMovie files to an external HDD. It works inside iMovie but i don't want the iMovie folders in the root folder of my external HDD. When I move the folders to another path iMovie is missing the video content while creating new folders in the root directory of my external drive.

    Is there
    a) a nativ iMovie way to do this?
    b) a workaround?

    Edit: Moderator may move this to the Mac application categorie. I dunno.
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    There is a way to do what you are trying to do, but it has been at least a year since I have done it. I do remember that it took me maybe 5 minutes to find the answer via google.

    If you can't find the answer, reply back and I'll see if I can retrace my steps.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  4. Onexy, Nov 12, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012

    Onexy thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2012
    Please don't tell me it's this:
    That's a lot of work to do for every single project.

    Unfortunately I already know the procedure of simply moving/copying projects/events inside iMovie.

    I want to achieve that I can have my iMovie events like this on my external drive:
    /Volumes/external drive/Movies/iMovie Events/<event data>/…

    iMovie is doing it only like this:
    /Volumes/external drive/iMovie Events/<event data>/…

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