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Using the Timeline Movie to Recover the Project If the worst should happen, you may be able to rescue the project by importing its timeline movie to a new, fresh, iMovie project fle. (More on the timeline movie in a moment.) If you read page 112, you know that the modern iMovie "document" is, in fact, a tricky kind of folder. To open it, Control-click the project's Finder icon; from the shortcut menu, choose Show Package Contents. In the window that opens, double-click the Cache icon. Inside, you'll see an icon called Timeline The Timeline Movie is a reference movie. That is, it contains no video or audio of its own--just pointers to the video and audio fles stored in the package's Media folder. If those fles are intact, then the reference movie will play the project just as iMovie HD did. Create a new iMovie project, and then drag the Timeline icon from the Finder window right into the Timeline Viewer of the new project. Now, the resulting movie will contain all of the original movie project, but you should be aware that it will show up in the new project as a single, giant clip. You won't be able to edit the titles and transitions, but at least everything will play in the proper order. Project Corruption