Forum Question: Open an IMovie09 project in iMovie11

I’ve bought a new Imac running Lion and iLife 11 and I wish to bring over some iMovie 09 projects from my old Mac. Can Imovie 11 read the files? I have copied over a file with file type imovieproject but iMovie 11 doesn’t recognise it.
Zeke Alley

Comments: 5 Responses to “Open an IMovie09 project in iMovie11”

    8/27/11 @ 8:52 pm

    Yes, absolutely. You can open iMovie 09 projects in iMovie 11. But you don’t “open” projects in iMovie. You need to place the project folder, and any events it uses, in the ~/Movies/iMovie Projects and ~/Movies/iMovie Events folders.

      6/18/12 @ 3:15 pm

      I put the events in the eventsfolder which imovie 11 shows. Did the same with the project, but imovie 11 does not show the project. Any suggestions?

        6/18/12 @ 4:13 pm

        Perhaps you didn’t put it in the right spot? Create a new event and then mimic how that new event appears — where and what the name looks like, etc.

          10/16/12 @ 12:19 am

          great suggestion ..worked! thanks

    12/31/12 @ 6:36 pm

    Thanks Gary, I was having trouble with this and found your recommendation. This was extremely helpful!

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