Locked Project - iDVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by harrispeter, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. harrispeter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2007
    I have just copied a DVD project from my G5 Powermac to G4 iBook over my Airport network. The project does not open on the iBook (I think because the project was made on iDVD v6.03, and the iBook runs, or at least ran an earlier version.) I am trying to upgrade to 6.03 but so far to no effect.

    Now the project will no longer open on the G5 as it puts up the following message -

    Project locked by other user

    The project wotton is locked by the user alexrice (user ID 501): 2007-10-15 14:31:14 +0100.

    The project can't be opened at this time. -

    I have quit iDVD on the iBook and shut it down.

    The user id 'alexrice' is the previous owner of the iBook. Due to pressure of work, and some useful software still on the iBook, I had not got around to reformatting the harddrive and giving it a new identity.

    How can I regain control of my project on the G5?

    Most grateful for any help. PeterH
  2. dmmurphy macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    iDVD "Project Locked by Other User"

    Hello Peter,
    Did you ever resolve this problem? I am having the same difficulty on my MacBook after upgrading to it from an older IMac.
  3. DVDshrink4mac macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    Solution for iDVD locking projects

    Hey, not sure if you're still looking for a solution, but I hope this link helps:


    Basically the article says:

    "1. Locate the icon for your iDVD project. Ctrl-Click on the icon and select "Show Package Contents" from the drop-down menu. This will bring up a finder window showing you the contents of the iDVD project.
    2. In your project, open the "Contents" folder.
    3. In the "Contents" folder, open the "Resources" folder.
    4. In the "Resources" folder, delete the file named "project.lock.""

    Good luck ;)
  4. erraticity macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
  5. kkay2000 macrumors newbie


    Mar 8, 2009
    West Coast
    "Locked" iDVD project

    Thanks. That Ctrl-Click on project icon and deleting the project.lock file did the trick!

    You see, I use multiple computers to work on a project and it gets real frustrating at not being able to continue with a different machine.
  6. billchase2 macrumors 68000


    Feb 28, 2006
    Ann Arbor
    Thanks for the tip! Just ran into the same issue. Appreciate it!

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