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lostgear
Oct 7, 2011, 08:06 AM
Can I install applications on my new Air from a Time Machine backup?

I have an Imac with lots of Photo Applications, Lightroom, Photoshop etc. I would like to install them on the Air, exactly as I have them on the Imac, menu locations, filters, add-ons etc.

Can I just copy the aplications from the Imac's time machine backup?

Thanks in anticipation of your answers.



simsaladimbamba
Oct 7, 2011, 08:09 AM
You can select to restore Applications from a TM backup via the Setup or Migration Assistant. Drag and drop with Adobe applications will not work.

Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6: How to use Migration Assistant to transfer files from another Mac (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3322)
Pro Tip of the Week: Move All Your Stuff to a New Mac — Quick (http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/migration.html)
Migration Assistant - Use Migration Assistant to Copy Data from a Previous OS (http://macs.about.com/od/leopard105/ss/migratevol.htm)
6 easy steps to migrate your Mac using Time Machine (http://www.tuaw.com/2008/10/29/6-easy-steps-to-migrate-your-mac-using-time-machine/)

Time Machine FAQ (http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/FAQ.html) - 14. How do I restore my entire system? (http://web.me.com/pondini/Time_Machine/14.html)

Using Setup Assistant on Snow Leopard or Leopard (http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/SetupAsst.html)

Setting-up a new Mac from an old one or its Backups (http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/Setup.html)