IMovie 11 Tip - How to Fix General IMovie Crashes

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Introduction: IMovie 11 Tip - How to Fix General IMovie Crashes

About: I love iMovie and making movies. Ask me if you need help with iMovie, Final Cut, Motion, etc. You can also check out my youtube channel that has the final products of the instructables.

This instructable tutorial explains how to fix iMovie when it can not start. This method also works if iMovie crashes a lot.

Disclaimer: This method only works for general issues, not all issues (like an installation problem)

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    7 Discussions

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    khmmm
    khmmm

    3 years ago

    If iMovie isn't responding and you have a video that wasn't saved at all, would this still work? Or would it delete the movie?

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    Darwinfish
    Darwinfish

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for this! Mine was a little different (only had one com.apple.imovie file) but it worked just the same and got the bugger going again.

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    3vieMathers
    3vieMathers

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Same here! So what happened then? Did it work after that?

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    Darwinfish
    Darwinfish

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    It stalled out again the first time I opened it, I had to force quit. Then I tried it a second time and it opened normally and ran as well as it ever has. It had (of course) forgotten my preferences, but it didn't lose the old video files I'd imported. (It's on a 13" white Macbook on Snow Leopard, for what it's worth.)

    Did it work for yours?

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    3vieMathers
    3vieMathers

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Oh & my file was different too. It's com.apple.imovie8.plist

    That was the only file.

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    3vieMathers
    3vieMathers

    5 years ago on Introduction

    It managed to reopened again & shows all the projects & events like normal but then once I start clicking on the project, the spinning pie starts again & imovie stops responding

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    thegeeke
    thegeeke

    7 years ago on Introduction

    *Must resist adding comment...* *Must resist adding comment...* Oh I just can't resist!!! :) An Apple product crashing??? Heaven Forbid!!! I thought Apples were immune to crashing!?!?!?!?! ;)

    (Yes I hate macs!)