Use This Trick To Manage Your iMovie Projects

By default every time you create a new iMovie Project it just adds on to your one and only iMovie Library. This makes it difficult to manage and archive your iMovie projects over the years. Instead, create a new Library each time you want to start a new project.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Use This Trick To Manage Your iMovie Projects”

    nick
    2 months ago

    Hey Gary, what's the file "iMovie Theater" that is located in the same folder? thx

    2 months ago

    nick: That was old functionality in iMovie that let you export a video and then play it across your Apple devices. No longer supported. If you exported something to iMovie Theater and don't have a copy of it anywhere else, then be sure to check out https://support.apple.com/guide/imovie/if-youre-looking-for-imovie-theater-mov893a71a30/mac to get them out of there before deleting.

    Dan
    2 months ago

    So I created a new library and moved one of my projects to the new library as you indicated. I then copied it to my NAS and deleted it from my locally attached SSD. I copied it back to the SSD to test. When I opened the library, there is nothing in the My Media section. The movie is there, just not the clips, etc. Did I miss something?
    Thanks. And by the way this is a great tip!

    2 months ago

    Dan: Sounds like those clips weren't in the project to begin with. Move them into the project first.

    Dan
    2 months ago

    Thanks. I believe when I opened the project the My Media section was empty. That was because I didn't click on the Project media on the left sidebar. It defaulted to the iMovie library instead. I think all is good now.

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