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04-03-2016, 10:26 AM
I have a question regarding backing up/downloading videos via iMovie from my camera. I use a newest version of OSX and with this version of iMovie I can't find a way to download movies directly to my outside hard drive like I used to. It takes a lot space on my computer, but I can not select the drive to unload it there from iMovie. I dowloaded it to a folder in iMovie, but even it is there I can't find it to grab it and move it somewhere else. Any ideas how to either directly download it to the outside hardrive, or move it from my computer?

Thanx for any help

04-05-2016, 04:25 PM
Your downloaded movies are stored inside the iMovie Library file, which you can find in your Movies Folder in your Home Folder. Drag the iMovie Library file to your external drive. To avoid confusion later, rename that file External iMovie Library(or similar).

Open iMovie. Go File Menu>Open Library>External iMovie Library. If you then select the original iMovie Library in iMovie's Sidebar(hence the rename), you can then go File Menu>Close Menu, you can then close the Library on your Mac if you wish. Once again, when you're happy that the Library on the external drive is working fine, you can delete the original on the Mac if you wish.