Sometimes, when you try to import a movie file into iMovie, a message pops up, saying that “There is not enough disk space available at the selected destination. Please choose another one or clear some space.” This is known as the “Not Enough Disk Space” error on iMovie. As the default and free video editing tool for Mac, iMovie is frequently used by many users. However, as time passes by, the movie and cache files of iMovie pile up and can take gigabytes of your Mac storage space, and the above error appears. The iMovie storage problem makes it impossible for you to import video clips or start a new project. Some users even find it difficult to clear disk space on iMovie since the iMovie Library still took up a huge amount of disk space after removing some useless projects and events. How to effectively clear disk space on iMovie to reclaim the space taken up by iMovie? Try the tips below.Macube Cleaner, the free Mac cleanup tool is good to use. It can help you locate and delete junk files like iMovie caches in simple clicks, and is also useful when you want to identify large and duplicate movie files, or completely uninstall other apps on your Mac. Here shows an example of how to use Macube Cleaner to clear iMovie caches, or you can also watch the video tutorial: Free Download Free Download Step 1 Download and open Macube Cleaner. The free trial version will enable you to use full functions for 7 days. Step 2 Click Smart Scan under the Smart Scan feature, which will quickly scan all the junk files throughout your Mac. Step 3 After scanning, you will see all the junk files listed in the sidebar, including caches, logs, etc. You can preview and select the ones you want to delete, then click Clean. Step 4. Wait for a few seconds for the cleanup to complete. Tip: You can also use Large & Old Files to remove iMovie files that you don't need, delete duplicated files on Mac and more to get more free space. Free Download Free DownloadTo delete a project from iMovie Library: select the unwanted project, and click Move to Trash.After deleting the events and projects that you don't need, quit and restart iMovie to see if you can import new videos without the "not enough disk space" message.~/Library to access the Library. Step 3 Usually, the app files are stored in folders including Caches, Containers, Application Support, and Preferences. Locate iMovie-related files from these folder, and move them to Trash. Step 4 Empty the Trash. Step 5 Now you can reinstall iMovie on your Mac.Free Download Free Download
- Deleting clips of an event is just removing the clips from the event, while the clips are still using your disk space. To free up storage space, you need to delete the entire events.
- Pay attention that when you delete a project, the media files used by the project isn't actually deleted. Instead, the media files are saved in a new event with the same name as the project.
- To actually delete the iMovie files, you have to click All Events and delete the event that has the media files.
Can I delete the entire iMovie Library?If an iMovie Library is taking lots of space, say 100GB, can you clear the entire iMovie library to reclaim disk space? Yes. If you have exported the final movie to somewhere else and don't need the media files for further editing, you can delete the library. But we have to make it clear that deleting an iMovie library will remove all projects and media files in it. ~/Movies/. Step 2 Right click on iMovie Library and choose Show Package Contents. Find the Render Files folder and delete the folder.
- If you are afraid that deleting render files might bring problems to your iMovie on Mac. You can first drag the folder to the desktop or another disk, and check if the iMovie can work. If it functions well, you can safely delete the files.
ConclusionAbove are 7 fixes for the “Not Enough Disk Space iMovie” problem on Mac. Choose some of the methods to have a try to clear the iMovie Library or the Mac disk space as you need. If you prefer to get an efficient way, a third-party Mac cleaner like Macube will be of great help. Hope your problem can be fixed successfully!
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