iSight builtin camera not recognized

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On this page
http://support.apple.com/en-us/TS2472
iMovie '08: Built-in iSight camera not recognized
it says:
In Finder, navigate to /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
Select the file com.apple.mio.VDCAssistant.plist and delete.
Restart your system.
You should now be able to use your iSight camera with iMovie.
However, in Yosemite, it only has this file name
com.apple.cmio.VDCAssistant.plist
and I don't want to delete it as instructed without someone who knows telling me it won't hurt my newly installed and thus far working well OS 10.10.1, with iMovie 7.1.4 on my iMac 24 inch, Early 2008, 2.8 GHz Intel Dore 2 Duo, 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. It worked with Leopard, and I don't recall having to use the above mentioned support page.
 

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Then don't delete the file. Just move it to your desktop or rename it. That way, you can always move the file back or rename it again. Just don't permanently delete it and you should be OK.
 

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A .plist file is a preference file. It is what holds your preference settings for your individual applications. You can safely move a .plist file to the desktop or trash - recommend not deleting it yet. When you re-open the application in question, it will auto create a new preference file with the default settings.
 

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