The File Extensions Database


  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .IMOVIELIBRARY file?

.IMOVIELIBRARY is iMovie Library File

Library archive created and used by iMovie 10 and later, a video editing application; contains files that make up a user's iMovie library, which includes dated folders with IMOVIEEVENT files and media folders with project contents.

When you select the "Library" view in iMovie, the application displays the information held in the IMOVIELIBRARY file. The iMovie Library is made up of libraries, which includes video events and projects. The library file contains the contents of a project, which may include .MOV video, .MP3 audio, and .JPG image files. Because of the media contents, IMOVIELIBRARY files can quickly grow in size. The IMOVIELIBRARY file is located in the "Movies" folder of the user directory.

Programs that open iMovie Library File
Apple iMovie 10

How to solve problems with IMOVIELIBRARY files

  • Associate the IMOVIELIBRARY file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any IMOVIELIBRARY file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.IMOVIELIBRARY files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the IMOVIELIBRARY file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .IMOVIELIBRARY is iMovie Library File. Because only the current version supports the latest IMOVIELIBRARY file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Apple manufacturer website after an available .IMOVIELIBRARY is iMovie Library File update.
  • To make sure that your IMOVIELIBRARY file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.