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Imovie 9 crashes more the windows!!!!!!

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I have recently swapped from XP to Snow Leopard.

Mostly my experience has been positive but Imovie is terrible.

Twice now I have lost hours of work and I have only started using it 4 days ago.

There is no save button (why????) and worse, there is no Save As button allowing you to create a safety net by making your own physical backups.

I am amazed a company I have come to respect such as apple would release this rubbish!! There are threads all over the net like this one.

I am very annoyed at the time of writing. I have just lost a project I had very nearly finished that took me around 8 hours.

Often people say why do I pay so much more for apple products and I tell them because they are far less hassle and worth the extra. Not so with Imove 9.

Back to windows movie maker for me.
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Assuming iMovie 09 carried this feature from iMovie 08, in the file menu, there should be a duplicate project option which should allow you to make a copy of your project either to a different location and/or under a different name (honestly, I don't use iMovie, I stick with Final Cut).

But I agree with Chas_m, you may want to try re-installing and doing some other diagnostic tests just to play it safe - the problem could be iMovie, but it could be that iMovie is just revealing the existence of a problem rather then actually being the problem (see Basic OS X/Mac Troubleshooting to get you started with troubleshooting)

My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Debian as a server; Apple TV (1080p version)
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