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Trying to create a new iDVD project and it says "No themes installed - Quit iDVD and install iDVD again, or click "Look for Themes" and locate the themes folder."

I think this happened once before but I cannot remember what I did to solve the problem. I also don't understand why this happens periodically

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Why do you think there is a conflict between an update for iDVD (7.0.4) and the completely separate program iPhoto?
 
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Why do you think there is a conflict between an update for iDVD (7.0.4) and the completely separate program iPhoto?

OOPS - my screwup - a senior moment. I mistakenly looked at iPhoto and actually my iDVD is at 7.1.2. If I "update" to 7.0.4 will that be the "new" version of iDVD? The reason for my concern is that a while back I downloaded a free version of Yosemite which messed up everything and it took me weeks to get that all sorted out.

Thank you for your interest

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Sorry, though 7.0.4 was the latest. Here's 7.1.2:
iDVD 7.1.2
 
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OK I downloaded and installed the latest 7.1.2 but still get the error message when I try to open a new project

OK folks - I solved my problem, at least for now. I actually have 2 iMacs, mine and my wife's. I discovered that the themes are supposed to be housed in the hard drive > Library > Application support > iDVD but there was no iDVD in that string on my Mac. I went to my wife's Mac and found the themes there, right where they were supposed to be so I copied the iDVD folder and put it in my own Mac under hard drive > Library > Application support and now the error message does not appear when I start a new iDVD project.

The mystery is why those themes disappeared from my machine - twice now.

Thanx for everyone's help

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I saw that earlier but was looking for some thought on why the themes did not get re-installed. When you did the install did you do a complete install of iDVD or an update of the existing install? If it was a complete install that should have re-installed the themes as well.
 
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I saw that earlier but was looking for some thought on why the themes did not get re-installed. When you did the install did you do a complete install of iDVD or an update of the existing install? If it was a complete install that should have re-installed the themes as well.

I did not do a complete reinstall as I do not have the original disks The Apple Store wiped my hard drive clean and reinstalled the programs but I got no discs (they did that for free).

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