Backing up applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by generik, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. generik macrumors 601

    generik

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    Has anyone tried this before? Suppose I drag an application to an external disk, can I go to another installation of OSX and drag it back in again to restore it?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Depends on the application. For instance, there's no way it would work with QuarkXpress purely for activation reasons...
     
  3. generik thread starter macrumors 601

    generik

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    Would it work ok if you backup your home directories too? Since there is no "registry" equivalent thing to MacOS, surely each application has to store all its settings in some accessible place right?

    I am planning to perhaps get rid of this machine, get a mini, and tide the next month over for the transition ride :D
     

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