How to Recover Permanently Deleted iMovie Project

On this page, we will introduce the best way to recover permanently deleted iMovie projects with ease using Recoverit Video Recovery for Mac.

Nov 13,2019 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Recovery • Proven solutions

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How to recover permanently deleted iMovie Project?
Hi, I accidentally deleted some iMovie clips, and I guess I have cleared my trash too. I have tried “Undo Edit”, but it turned out to be useless. Those clips are really very important to me. Is there any way to recover deleted iMovie file? Many thanks.
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Overview of iMovie File

iMovie is the most powerful video-editing application on Mac. 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.

You still can try these two methods to restore deleted iMovie Videos:
1. Restore from Trash: Go and check Trach > Locate your deleted iMovie Project > Drag to the drive.
2. Recover from iMovie Library: Open Finder > Go > Library > Movies; Find iMovie Project; Double click to restore.

Part 1. The Best Mac Video Recovery Software for iMovie Recovery

To restore permanently deleted iMovie videos, you need the powerful best video recovery software. Recoverit Video Recovery for Mac is an effective files recovery tool, it can easily to get your all deleted or lost videos back on Mac.

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Recoverit for Mac - The Best iMovie File Recovery Software

  • Recover deleted or lost video from Mac hard drive/laptop, USB flash drive, SD memory card, mobile phone.
  • Recover lost video due to accidental deletion, formatted card, virus attacked and devices system crashed.
  • Supported Video formats: AVI, MOV, MKV, MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, FLV, SWF, MPG, RM/RMVB, etc.

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Part 2. How to Recover Permanently Deleted iMovie Videos

Download and install Recoverit video recovery for Mac, follow the next 3-step to recover deleted iMovie videos. What if you get lost videos on you Windows computer, you should download Windows version to go on.

Step 1 Select a Location to Get Started

Launch Recoverit iMovie Recovery for Mac. To recover deleted iMovie videos, select the location where your videos get lost.

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Step 2 Scan the Partition or Volume

Recoverit Video Recovery for mac will start to scanning and searching your deleted iMovie files.

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Step 3 Recover Deleted iMovie Files

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.

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Note: Please do not save the recovered files to the same drive or disk. This may overwrite the originals and interrupt the process.

Part 3. How to Repair Damaged iMovie Video Files

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 iMovie files are corrupted. So, is there any way to fix the damage and get your videos back to normal? Here it is - the best video repair tool:

  • Fixes video corruption issues by rebuilding header, frame, movement, duration and sound damages.
  • Repairs video files on Windows like WMV, ASF, MOV, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP and F4V files
  • Repairs video files on Mac like MP4, MOV, M4V, M4A and F4V
  • Repairs videos stored on hard drives, memory cards, and other storage media
  • Provides preview of the repaired video files of supported file formats.
  • Fixes various corruptions of the file on OS X and Windows OS systems.

The following part is a step-by-step tutorial for repairing iMovie video files

1Launch the program

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.

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2Import the damaged iMovie files

Select and then import the damaged iMovie video files by clicking "Add".

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3Start Repairing

Click "Repair" to start the repairing process. The larger your iMovie files are, the longer it would take to repair them. Normally the process would last for 2-5 minutes.

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4Preview and save the repaired videos

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.

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Get the powerful video recovery software to retrieve deleted or damaged video back. Download and try it for free now.

You can also use Recoverit to recover songs from iPod.

Note: Recover Lost Mac Data under Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

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 "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 restart your Mac.

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