backing up software off ibook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by etherburn2000, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. etherburn2000 macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2005
    I'm selling off my ibook and I'm going to delete all the programs I have on it before I sell it off. Using OS 10.3 But my friend who claims is an expert on Macs says that I can burn my programs off my ibooks using toast. The programs I have are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Golive on to a CD then just insert it my new powerbook and just drag the programs into my hard drive. He claims that way I don't need to install from the original CD. Is that true?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    It depends on the Application. some are self contained and some have files in a few places on the system. Most noticeably, fonts have to be installed into one of the Fonts directories to work. And I know some Adobe applications come with fonts.

    I just checked, and with Photoshop, there are files in other places.

    In general, it's safer to reinstall most applications instead of trying to gather the bits over from your old system. Why risk running into a missing file when you are in the middle of a project?
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA

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