.app files

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by realityisterror, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    just wondering, if i burn a .app file (is that the right term for "package" files) to a cd will it be able to function properly on another computer?

    do i need to clarify?

    reality
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    For most simple apps yes, I think the .app itself is all that's needed. Bigger more complex apps like Office X, Photoshop need other supporting files.
     
  3. realityisterror thread starter macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    these "other" files where would they be located?

    user's library
    system library
    system folder?

    reality
     
  4. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, all of those places. Do a search for the app you are looking for and then see where all the files are. Some important ones will be in the "Application Support" folder.
     
  5. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    one quick side note: you can run into problems if you try to email or IM someone a .app file. even if you burn it to cd. sometimes it will seperate the package and it won't run. the best way to transfer a .app file is to simply compress it into a Stuffit file. it will unstuff intact and be usable. just a tip.
     

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