iMovie is the most powerful video-editing application on Macs. You can make whatever videos you want with it. However, your iMovie files can still be lost due to deletions, virus attacks or even system errors. If you have a backup of them on your Mac or if you have not cleared your Mac trash, you can easily retrieve them without any help. But if not, you’ll need an iMovie recovery application to reclaim your lost iMovie files.
Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac is the best iMovie recovery solution for you to restore iMovie easily and safely. It can help you to recover deleted iMovie files or recover your iMovie library in only 3 steps. It doesn’t matter if your iMovie files were lost because of deletion, formatting or system error, this tool can help you out.
Before we start the iMovie recovery, please do not install the application on the partition or volume that your iMovie files were lost from.
Launch Recoverit iMovie Recovery for Mac. To recover deleted iMovie files, you need to select the option of "Deleted Files Recovery" and next.
Once you select "Deleted Files Recovery" mode, it will start a quick scan to search your deleted iMovie files
If your iMovie files were lost because of drive formatting, go to "All-Around Recovery" mode to deep scan and search more files. While it will take more time to complete scan..
After scanning, all the recoverable files will be listed in the program window. You can view your iMovie library folder to check how many of your lost iMovie files can be recovered.
Then, you just need to mark the iMovie files that you want to retrieve and click "Recover" to save them back to your Mac.
Note: Please do not save the recovered files to the same drive or disk. This may overwrite the originals and interrupt the process.
Sometimes you may find out that even though you are able to recover the iMovie files, still you can`t open them with your video player or there are some issues during the playback. That`s probably because your iMovies files are corrupted. So, is there anyway to fix the damage and get your videos back to normal? Here it is - the best video repair tool:
The following part is a step-by-step tutorial for repairing imovie video files
Install the Video Repair tool and then launch it on your computer. In the initial window, click "Repair Video" to start the video repairing process.
Select and then import the damaged iMovie video files by clicking "Add".
Click "Repair" to start the reparing process. The larger your iMovie files are, the longer it would take to repair them. Normally the process would last for 2-5 minutes.
You are free to preview the repaired iMovie video files with an internal video player, when you are sure the videos are 100% OK. You can click the "Save" button to save it to your computer.
Due to macOS High Sierra (macOS 10.13) requirement, Mac users are not allowed an access to the built-in system drive from any apps. Therefore, if you need to restore lost data from the system disk under macOS 10.13, please "disable System Integrity Protection" first.
How to disable "disable System Integrity Protection"? Please follow the steps below.
Step 1Reboot the Mac and hold down"Command + R" keys simultaneously after you hear the startup chime, this will boot OS X into Recovery Mode.
Step 2When the "OS X Utilities" screen appears, pull down the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen instead, and choose "Terminal".
Step 3In the "Terminal" window, type in "csrutil disable" and press "Enter" then restrart your Mac.
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