Moving iMovie files to external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by supermoto1962, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. supermoto1962 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    OS 10.5.8 and iMovie 8

    From a Windows background and still learning the Mac OS.

    Have started loading movies in iMovie which is eating into disk space pretty quick so i want to move the uploaded and edited product to an external drive.

    Is it possible to have all my movie files on the external and the iMovie program set to read them from the external when required? If so how would i go about that?

    Looking forward to your replies.
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Drag the iMovie Project File to your External HD. Now you will have two copies. Delete the one on the Mac HD. I use iMovie '06 and this process works fine. I would imagine it would work the same with '08 as well.
  3. PatLTTI macrumors newbie


    Nov 13, 2009
    Boston Ma
    Move the iMovie projects folder and events folder over to the external drive, you can now delete the items on your mac hd, you will then want to open the projects you moved to the external hard drive through finder, allowing iMovie to know where to look for them
  4. supermoto1962 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009

    Thank you very much for your quick replies.
    Apple novice so much appreciated

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