How to transfer Photoshop CS3 to new Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by efuggetta, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am buying a new Macbook Pro, and I want to take Photoshop off of my current Macbook and put it onto the new one. (I'm not stealing anything--I just want to MOVE what I already have, not duplicate it.)

    I don't have the discs because 2 former coworkers and I split the program with the agreement that we'd each get a copy (so we each could only put it on our laptops.)

    So. Is there any way to do this? I have an external hard drive, which Time Machine backed everything to.

    In another thread, it said to look in Library/Application support/Adobe/Adobe registration BUT I can only get as far as Adobe. There is no Adobe Registration. Also, when I hit About Photoshop, no serial number is on the about screen as many suggest it should.

    Is there hope?
     
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    shady825

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    A TimeMachine backup wont transfer programs to a new machine??
    (i was always curious about that)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've heard that it will, but I think you might need the serial number/activation code, which seem to be lost somehow (although they must exist, because I'm using the program!):confused:
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    If you split one software package with 2 others, then you are using pirated software. Unless you bought a "family pack".
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    And that is long and the short of it…
    ;)
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Buy the program like everyone else and install it
     
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    TJRiver

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    ditto:p
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't your co-worker have the discs still?!?
     

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