The 'Unofficial' iMovie FAQ

Project on another disk

Last edited: 9 February, 2005
Author: Lennart Thelander

How to start a new project on another disk.

  1. Make sure the drive is formatted as "Mac OS Extended" In the find select the drive and "Get Info" (command-I)
    Not UFS or Unix or FAT - "Mac OS Extended". More information about file systems on the Apple Knowledge Base
  2. Select New Project from the File menu.
  3. In Mac OS 9, click on the "Desktop" button.
  4. In Mac OS X you enlarge the dialog by clicking on the button on the right with a small triangle in it. Drag the horizontal scroll bar all the way to the left to see the available disks.
  5. For both 9 and X: Select the disk you want and then navigate to the folder where you want the project.

In Panther:

New Movie Project

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How to move an existing project to another disk.

Since iMovie keeps everything needed in the project folder, you simply drag the entire project folder from one disk to the other. After Finder finished copying (which may take a while), you can open the copy in two ways:

  1. Open the project folder and double-click on the project file.
  2. Launch iMovie and select Open in the File menu. Navigate to the copy and open it.

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Apple instuctions for doing this with addtional notes.

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