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    How do I change the file location for iMovie? I would like to save all files to my external HD.

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    Have to assume you are talking about iMovie 08, since the older ones have self contained project files. The only thing that natively can be saved to an external drive is the imported content which normally is placed within your Movies folder in another folder called "iMovie Events".

    In the "Event Library" pane you should see another drive when connecting an external drive. If not then try creating a folder, at the top level only, named 'iMovie Events'.

    Once iMovie is aware of both drives, you can drag the content between them within the iMovie "Event Library" pane. Simply click and drag an event to the external drive name by placing the dragged content on to the drive name.
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    Thanks for the response. I am using iMovie 08 and I am trying to substitute the Movies/iMovie Events folder with a folder in my external hard drive as a default. The event library section shows the drive with an exclamation point over it, and even if I could click in drag, it would only store it in the HD and not in a file within the HD.

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    I'm not sure why you'd have an exclamation mark on an attached external drive. Can you drag-and-drop files to and from it using the Finder? If not, that sounds like a new drive formatted for a Windows box.
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    That was the problem, I reformatted my western digital HD. It came defaulted as DOS. This will allow my to click and drag. Its strange how I did not encounter any other problems before. Thanks xstep.

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