Think I've overwritten iMovie 11 and iDVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by scottyjuk, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. scottyjuk macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010

    I managed to get a copy of iLife 06 off eBay as I've read on this forum that it's better than iMovie 11 for importing some old hi8 camcorder video that i'd like to digitise.

    I created a new iLife06 directory under applications and thought that I'd pointed the iLife06 installer to install iMovie06 and iDVD06 there, but looks like I was wrong and I seem to have overwritten my iMovie11/iDVD11.

    I had hoped that i could have both versions installed on my iMac and choose which to use depending on what source I was importing from.

    I can't seem to find an install disk for iMovie11/iDVD11 as they were pre-installed on my iMac, so not sure now how to get these back either (i don't have a time machine or a backup of that software as i thought i had a disk for it).

    Any suggestions on :

    1. How best to get iMovie11/iDVD11 back (short of buying them again off the app store)
    2. How to successfully install the 06 and 11 versions so that they can co-exist.

    I knew I shouldn't have tried to do this at night when I was tired :-(


  2. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL

    When I've had to re-download stuff by using the 'Buy' button it recognized that I had purchased before and just downloaded again.

    But that was with iphone/ipad apps.

    I would think its the same with the app store. Perhaps an email to them with your ID would answer it.
  3. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    Create a folder within the Applications folder. There you put 06.

    06 will run in Lion?
  4. scottyjuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Sorry, should have said - I'm still on Snow Leopard
  5. scottyjuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2010
    Confusion over

    When I posted last night I just couldn't remember having any re-install disks from when the iMac arrived, and had checked the pile where I was keeping all the paperwork.

    Just remembered that I also bought Vmware Fusion when I got the machine, and on the off chance checked the box for that - found them :)

    Thanks for the replies.

    I've moved the iMovie06 and iDVD applications to a separate directory and re-installed, and now have access to both.


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