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Saving Your iMovie Projects

By default iMovie saves your project files onto the local disk of the computer you are working on. These files can be found within your home (user) folder. While the home folder is cached on the Mac operating system, there should be no expectation that files saved locally will be permanently available.  Depending on the version of iMovie you are using, the exact location of iMovie data may be different.

For iMovie 10:
  • In the Movies folder locate iMovie Library
  • In the Movies folder locate iMovie Theater
  • In the Pictures folder locate iPhoto Library this will contain all iPhoto pictures imported into iMovie
For earlier versions of iMovie locate the Movies folder and each of the following:
  • iMovie Events
  • iMovie Projects
Please be sure to copy these files/folders to your Y Drive, Dropbox, or a USB flash drive.