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Moving Projects from One Computer to Another in iMovie ’11

A Seagate removable USB hard disk enclosure.

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AppleMan1958 states:

To edit a project on another computer, you will need both the Project file and any event files that it references.

You will need an external drive formatted Mac OS Extended (journaled) – not FAT32.
Firewire and USB will both work fine for this.

In iMovie, click VIEW/Group Events By Disk.

Now you should see your external drive at the bottom of the Project Library List view. Hold down the Command Key while dragging the small icon for your project to the small icon for the external drive.
Now, with the Project still selected, click FILE/CONSOLIDATE Media… and you can move over the Events, Music, and Photos for the project to the external drive as well.

Plug this drive in to the other Mac and you are ready to edit.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Moving Projects from One Computer to ….


Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.

Time Machine (Apple software)

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Time Machine: About.  So according to this Apple KB article you really have to allow a new backup to be fixed.  Too bad there isn’t another fix.