I accidentally uninstalled my iMovie from my MacBook Pro mid 2009. Thing is, when I go to the app store and try to reinstall it, I can't – my system's too old.

When I try to get an old version of iMovie, they're just updates – not the core application itself.

I need any (really... any!) version of iMovie running by today because I have an urgent video edition due.

Anyone has any clue about how to reinstall the iMovie on my old MacBook?

  • Can you restore your system from backup? – fsb Mar 14 '18 at 13:37
  • Not on this old computer–no time machine backup. – Bruno Garcia Mar 14 '18 at 16:03

You should be able to find a version of iMovie from Apple's iMovie download site:


Available: iMovie versions 2.x to 9.x.

  • Yes I've been to this page; I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but no matter what I download from there, it says I don't have the base application. I'm thinking they're all updates – they need the base software installed. – Bruno Garcia Mar 16 '18 at 20:20
  • Please edit your question to include the version of macOS on your MacBook – IconDaemon Mar 17 '18 at 2:09

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