Q&A: Missing movie project

Q I created a long iMovie project yesterday, but this morning it seems to have disappeared. How can I find it again?

A Although a bug in iMovie might have trashed the whole project, it could still be tucked away, or in your Time Machine backup, perhaps. Open a fresh Finder window and select the Find command from the File menu. In the top of the window, set it to find files of Kind, setting that to Other, and type in iMovie. When you find an iMovie Library, open that package folder using the Finder’s contextual menu, and the contents could be lurking in there. You can also repeat the Find looking for the Kind of Movie instead.

Updated from the original, which was first published in MacUser volume 30 issue 3, 2014.