iMovie on my iMac 5k will not move a project to thumb drive

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  1. macworksgreat macrumors member

    macworksgreat

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    I have a project in my iMovie - a 60 minute video of a wedding my wife took on her iPhone. Anyway I set it to music, etc and after when I try to move the finished project to a thumb drive in order to give it to the bride..It will copy have of it on the thumb drive then I get an error message that says it cannot complete it. I know I am doing something wrong..it is in mp4. May be it just does not like me. lol.

    Should I try saving it in another format? Or just may be my thumb drive is bad.

    I have an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015 again not that has anything to do with this problem..I believe.
    Thanks in advance. Be kind to this novice of iMovie.
     
  2. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    If the file is greater than 4 GB and the thumb drive is formatted in FAT, then it will never work. FAT can't handle files over 4 GB.

    If that's the case, then reformat the thumb drive to the EXFAT specification, and you'll be fine. Don't forget that formatting a drive destroys all information on it, so if you have data on that thumb drive, move it off first. Then format.
     
  3. macworksgreat thread starter macrumors member

    macworksgreat

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    Thanks. I forgot all about that. I will try it..I had just bought the dumb drive (128 GB) from Amazon and I forgot about the reformatting. . I will follow your suggestion/recommendation . Thanks again
     

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