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iMovie (2013): Removing old libraries after updating

When you first open iMovie (version 10.0 or later), you’re asked to update your existing iMovie projects and events. After updating, copies of the original “iMovie Projects” and “iMovie Events” folders are left in place and will continue to work with the previous version of iMovie.

You can delete these folders if you no longer want to work with them in the previous version of iMovie.

Before removing your projects and events, make sure they have been updated for iMovie version 10. To learn more about updating iMovie project and events, visit Updating projects and events from previous versions of iMovie.

If your iMovie projects and events are stored on your Mac:

  1. In the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  2. Open the Movies folder.
  3. Find the "iMovie Events" and "iMovie Projects" folders and drag them to the trash.

If your iMovie projects and events are stored on an external hard drive:

  1. In the Finder, open your external hard drive.
  2. Find the "iMovie Events" and "iMovie Projects" folders and drag them to the trash.

Once you have dragged the folders to your trash, you can choose Empty Trash from the Finder menu to remove them from the computer. Make sure there is nothing else in the trash that you want to keep before emptying the trash.

Last Modified: Oct 22, 2013
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Where are source video clips stored?
They are in the iMovie Library file in your Movies folder: user>Movies>iMovie Library If you right-click on the iMovie Library icon and choose Show Package Contents you'll find your original media as well as other files that iMovie creates for your projects. Just be careful to not alter any of the contents of the Library file or you risk really messing up iMovie. Matt
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