Moving iMovie Events and Projects

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blaklaybul, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. blaklaybul macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2007
    New York City

    i wish to move all of my iMovie work onto an external hard drive.
    However, upon doing this, everytime I open up iMovie, the projects and events are all empty. How can I get the application to read from the external?
  2. Wakakanada macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    New HDD

    I am hoping to encourage an answer I just filled up my internal drive importing camcorder video into imovie and bought an external hard drive. I want to transfer all to the external before creating any projects. Is there a way to do a bulk transfer?
  3. gloves macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    From memory, I think you need to do the copying/moving from within Imovie itself rather than doing a copy/move with Finder to the external hard drive.

    I can't quite remember how it's done off the top of my head I'm afraid.

    Ah, here you go, I've found the forum answer that helped me out last time:

    Hope it helps! :)
  4. Wakakanada macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Thanks...and ack!!!

    I am in the process of moving the events over, thank you for the link to the answer.

    But ACK! I have to transfer each event separately?!? Kinda wish I didn't check the box for "separate each day into a separate event" box... :eek:

    The must be a way to do a bulk transfer...isn't there...oh well, one-at-a-time it is...:p
  5. kudukudu macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    yeah, where is the select all option? I ran out of space on my boot drive and bought a secondary internal drive for movie clips. As far as I can tell the drag and drop function allows you to select multiple events stored within the same year/month container, but I can't find a way of moving all of my imovie '08 events in a bulk fashion. I googled the topic, but can't seem to find a script that automates this. I hope this issue has been solved with imovie '09.


    I just discovered and turned off the view option that allows imovie events to be sorted by month. This isn't so bad since I can do a select all for each year.
  6. annaharris macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2012
    San Francisco
    I transferred my external hard drive data to iMovie, but when later I opened iMovie, the data was lost. How can I accomplish this ? Please help.
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    I take it you mean movie/video files? What format were they; .mov, .avi, .mp4 etc? How did you transfer them to iMovie?

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