'lost' hard disk external iMovie projects

I tried to move several iMovie 11 projects and events to an external hard drive. Had them distributed among four different partitions in the DHM. Now I can't open/view project in iMovie, but they are listed on the EHD. HELP - is - it possible to recover?


Records of projects and events will only be recognized by iMovie if they are the root of a partition level.   This could be the reason?


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