After installing new SSD, how to install apps?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cramazing, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. cramazing macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    so i install a new SSD in the original HDD bay and move the HDD to the Superdrive area.

    i did a fresh new install on the OS X on the SDD and didn't backup from timeline to the SSD, so all my files are in the HDD still.

    now here is where i am stuck and not sure what to do.

    Im missing a lot of folders and apps on my SDD that weren't install, so how do i get these?

    also for iTunes, how do i move my media files from the HDD to iTunes, and tell iTunes to look for music from there.

    thanks and sorry for these noob questions, I'm new to this stuff
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Just reinstall them from the original CD, they'll also be available for reinstall on the app store (assuming you bought them from the app store).
  3. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    what about the stock ones?

    my MBP is a 2010 model, it came with SL, i purchase Lion online, so when i did a fresh install, it didnt have the applications.
  4. satchow macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2011
    Try the Migration Assistant. I think it will work for you. You might have to put the HDD into an external USB enclosure though if it doesn't work as is.
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Carbon Copy Cloner is a good app to clone one hard drive to another
  6. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    how do i select which files i want to move over from the HDD to SDD?


    nevermind i see it.
  7. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    If your Mac came with SL, you have two discs that came with it. The OS disc and the Applications disc.
  8. cramazing thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2012
    ok i did the apps, Migration Assistant worked very well, thanks to whoever mention that.

    now I'm trying to work on iTunes. all my media files are in the HDD, and i don't want to move them to the SDD to prevent writing and over writing.

    can someone give me instructions on how to tell iTunes that my files are in the HDD and not the SDD?

    same resolution needed for iPhoto as well.

    thank you very much.
  9. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Hold down the OPTION key when opening iTunes and select the library on the HDD.

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