Does iMovie '11 have a index file or other database type document?

I have a client who's still running Mac OS 10.8 and iMovie '11. He has a large collection of iMovie Events, and a small list of iMovie Projects.

A few days ago, iMovie Events he has that were created in 2014 disappeared from the iMovie Event library.  Because they are sorted by date and, because he didn't take note of the names, he's not sure what's missing; the 2014 part of the library just isn't visible anymore. Other events in other years are unaffected.

His Mac is backed up to a Time Machine drive and he wanted to restore the 'index' file - whatever the iMovie equivalent to iTunes' .XML library document is - from his backup to see if he can find those 2014 events. But - and here's the question - we can't find that file, we don't know what it is. We've talked to AppleCare and they won't tell us either; they suggest we upgrade to the latest iMovie but without finding those 2014 events first, we're afraid we'll never find them.

Looking for anyone who knows, in short, how iMovie '11 stores information about where Events and Projects are are located on disks - thanks in advance.
RobertAtFoxAsked:
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strungCommented:
Are you sure the events didn't just get moved into another folder? You can move events around in the events window by dragging while holding down the command key. Perhaps that was done by accident. Makes sure you expand all folders and see if the events you want have been moved elsewhere.

If you can remember a file name, you could do a Spotlight search for the file and that will tell you where it has been moved to.
RobertAtFoxAuthor Commented:
Strung - thanks for that answer; and in fact, I'm pretty sure that's what happened. the problem is, the client I'm working with can't remember any of the event names. He remembers the 2014 entry in the Event library but can't for the life of him remember any of the events!

Thanks for your response -
strungCommented:
If he goes to the All Events view, the dates of the movies should be shown with the thumbnails.

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strungCommented:
By the way, trying to replace the index file from a backup is a bad idea. If you do that, the index will no longer correspond to the actual locations of the movies.
RobertAtFoxAuthor Commented:
Thanks! That cleared up the confusion.
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