Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    Exclamation MY IMOVIE DISSAPEARRRRR!!!! pleaseee, i need help asap
    my imove suddenly dissapear from my screen and the next time i click on it.
    there's nothing came up anymore but the top control panel still say 'imovie'
    i dunno how to explain it (sorry im not first language english)
    but i need it for my project which will be due VERY SOON
    i hope my photo will do the explaination
    see.. the top says imovie but i cannot find the program
    (By the way i did not hide the window.. i try pressing the hide and show thing from the icon in the dock but everything stays the same)

    ps. this is the whole capture of my screen


    this is when i pressed F11 (which hides the window) many time,, still nothing


    but when i open imovie
    everything stills pop up as usual





    sorry if iam posting too many images
    but i really need help cos i need to use it for my school project
    thank you in advance

  2. #2

    VegasGeorge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 23, 2006
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV USA
    Posts
    893
    Specs:
    iMac, and Macbook Pro
    Go to Finder. Open MacIntosh HD and go to Applications. iMovie should be in there.

  3. #3

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,947
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Thread moved to more appropriate forum. Please read before posting in Rumors & Reports.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Your screenshots indicate that you are actually storing applications out on your desktop.

    To put it as politely as possible, this is asking for trouble.

    Put them back in the Applications folder where they belong. Add icons to the Dock if you need access to these programs. That is what the Dock is actually *for.*

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    i put it back in my application folder
    and i still cant open it??
    please help

    btw. my program icon does not dissapear
    but once i open it
    the main window of the imovie does not show up
    PLEASE HELP
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

  6. #6

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,947
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    It sounds like iMovie is running, but there is no project open.

    Notice the little dot next to the iMovie icon in your Dock:



    That indicates that the program is active. For whatever reason, it doesn't appear that your project is open. Click on the iMovie icon in your Dock once more. Then click the File menu and choose "New Project".

    If that doesn't do the trick, click on the iMovie icon in your Dock. Then press Command + Q on your keyboard to quit the program. If the blue dot stays next to the iMovie icon, it might be locked up. Press Command + Option + Esc to bring up the Force Quit window. Select iMovie and then click Force Quit.

    Once you've gotten iMovie to quit, you should be able to reopen it and use it normally.

    Good luck, and if this is your first Mac, I would strongly recommend you check into the One-to-One training at your local Apple Store.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  7. #7


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    nope this doesn't work

    i've reopened my imovie several time
    it seems like it is open(the top toolbar says imovie as in the second pic)
    but the main window does not appear up
    and no.. this is not my first mac
    i've been using mac for 4 years now
    never encounter this prob.
    hope u can help
    thank in advance

  8. #8

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,947
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Did you quit the application or force quit it before attempting to reopen as I mentioned?
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  9. #9


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    yes i did
    i tried calling the apple help (for my country)
    but they couldn't provide anyhelp =/
    they tried to suggest that i might have moved my imovie window like out of the screen or to the corner where i'd only see a little bit of the window peek out
    and they told me to take a closer look several time
    and i was like.. im not that dumb...


    i spent 40 mins on the phone and they couldn't even help me


    please help
    thank you

  10. #10


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    I'd suggest deleting the com.apple.imovie.plist file. See if that helps.

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    no it doesn't help
    what should i do now
    do u suggest reinstalling the program ?
    or carry my notebook to an apple store?
    i reallllyy need to use it in these fews days

  12. #12

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,947
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Sometimes, it's difficult to troubleshoot a problem via correspondence. It's kind of like if your car is having a problem, and writing letters to your mechanic.

    Yes, I think in this case, we've exhausted what we can do via the forum, given the limited amount of information you're able to provide. You might be better off taking it to a Genius Bar to see if they can help.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

  13. #13


    Member Since
    Feb 09, 2010
    Posts
    6
    think i'll do that
    thank you

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. about to go crazy/activation help pleaseee
    By Infamousbrock in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-18-2011, 12:55 AM
  2. Ok I need help ASAP.
    By Skillgasm in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-21-2010, 10:20 PM
  3. pleaseee help !!!
    By aparcedoluis in forum Internet, Networking, and Wireless
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-28-2009, 08:05 PM
  4. Some help with video codecs... pleaseee
    By Fc.uk in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-29-2007, 06:38 AM
  5. Counterstike Pleaseee!
    By calichris in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-28-2006, 12:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •