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09-15-2017, 04:39 PM
I have iMovie installed on a Macbook Pro with an external drive attached via thunderbolt. How do I set up iMovie to import to the external drive?

09-15-2017, 07:17 PM
Did you already create the library, or are you setting up a new library?


09-16-2017, 04:20 PM
The above link assumes that you want to get rid of the Library on your Mac. I have Library on an external drive for big camcorder projects, but I've kept the one on my Mac for editing short iPhone/digital camera videos. You can open either, or both, from iMovie's File Menu>Open Library, where both Libraries will be listed.

In fact, having just looked to check the menu structure, you can create a New Library on your external drive from there as well, if you like.

11-16-2017, 04:41 AM
You can first consolidate your library: https://support.apple.com/en-mt/HT203049