IMovie 11 Tip - How to Fix General IMovie Crashes

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


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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    khmmm

    1 year 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

    4 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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    Darwinfish3vieMathers

    Reply 4 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

    4 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

    4 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

    6 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!)