Lost Imovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Jenn Ho, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Jenn Ho macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2010
    I created an Imovie made of still shots and music. I moved the icon of the movie onto my desktop and it disappeared from Imovie. When I click on the Icon on my desktop only the application comes up but no movie. I have tried to move the icon back into Imovie but it won't accept it. I fear I have lost the Imovie I spent many hours on.....can someone help me retrieve it? :confused:
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    iMovie is the name of the software and not the name of a movie you create with that software.

    What iMovie and Mac OS X version do you use?

    Can you look up the info (Get Info > CMD+I) on that file on your Desktop and see how big it is and what file type it is?

    From where you dragged in iMovie to the Desktop?

    To properly export a movie made in iMovie there are several options to do that via the Menu Bar > File.

    Have you also taken a look via Finder in Macintosh HD > Users > You > Movies > iMovie and seen what data is there?

    I suppose you're new to Mac OS X, thus have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.


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