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Hello, I have one Mac computer In my household of 6, so there alot of people logging in and out. So anyway I logged into my computer today to find the the iMovie application has disappeared. I lost my boot disks in a moving process last year, and I was just wondering if there was anywhere to safely and freely obtain this application.
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The best method would be to restore from your backup - you do have a backup?

Possibly call Apple and ask for a set of replacement discs. I have seen members report getting these as cheap as free on occasion - otherwise they have been fairly inexpensive.

There is no other legal method to it for free.

You could also buy it from the App Store for only $15 - link - this would allow you to put it on up to 5 Macs and re-download it if lost again.

I'd still be trying to get that set of replacement discs though. And if you don't have a backup and no restore discs, you're really only asking for even bigger headaches than this one.

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You need to set up different account for each person, this limits what they can do and what apps they can access.

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You need to set up different account for each person, this limits what they can do and what apps they can access.
That too - def don't allow the kids to log into an admin account on your primary computer.
I don't allow my wife to log in as admin on my primary machine.
Even though she's gotten better at not screwing up the OS since I switched her over to OS X.

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Thanks for the tips, but right now I'm in costa rica for the summer so I probably can't get backups. Also how do i backup my files?
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purchase an external drive a few times larger than your internal hard drive and use Time Machine. (unless they erased that too )
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I clicked bobtomay's link and it said I needed to go onto software update to download Mac app store, but all the available updates are garage band and iTunes (I updated them)
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I would guess then you're still running Leopard and have not upgraded to Snow Leopard?

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I'm running the origonal software that came with my computer 10.5.8
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Can anyone link me to a free imovie 08 download. Not the whole ilife 08 though.
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No, there is no place to legally download it for free.

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