Restore applications to my new Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dthomas31uk, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi. Recently broke my macbook pro. My mac dealer has saved all applications, data etc on an external hard drive.

    Have now purchased a new Macbook and have managed to transfer documents etc, but how do I transfer my applications?

    Please help.

    Regards

    Darren
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. macrumors regular

    1934hotrod

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    Not sure Migration Assistant will work from an external HD, as I understand the operation it is for computer too computer, the first step is to boot from a target (meaning old machine) and then migrate from there. Try to drag and drop the app on your new machine, launch it and see if it will work, only try with one to get the feel.

    Are these Apple apps or stuff added custom, if custom just reload the software from the source media?


    Greg
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    It will work from an external if the external contains either a Time Machine backup or a clone of the disk. Not clear if the OP has that though.
     

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