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iMovie 08, change location of files

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I have a bunch of 10.5.8 OSX macs running iMovie 08 with multiple users.  I want all of their movies being saved to a seperate partition so that anyone can access the movie files.  Is there a way to do this? Even if they have to manually drag the files to this partition (which doesn't appear to work)
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by:robertcerny
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Make an alias of Movies folder to another partition. If the files should be shared between users, set Ignore ownership on the volume
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by:mccrick
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One cool tip to add to comment above is that you can create a new partition on your existing volume using Apple's DiskUtility without having to remove data. (Wise to have a fresh backup of course.)

I like the solution above, unless you have limited hard drive space in which case adding partitions reduces the flexibility in maximizing how much stuff you can put where.

An alternative might be to simply create a folder on the root of your drive and set the permissions to everyone read/write, then propagate those permissions within the folder by using the gear button at the bottom of the info window to "Apply to enclosed items." This should work once a document has been saved and then the permissions have been propagated. What needs a quick test is to see if new items are read/writable after that without re-applying those permissions.
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With Imovie08, you simply can't do a save as.  These solutions won't work and we will have to look at another product.  We are done with working on the issue.
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