backing up applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tawcnysc, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. tawcnysc macrumors newbie

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    hi i recently upgraded the hard drive on my Macbook and was wondering if there is a way to copy applications from the old HDD to the new one.

    i don't want all the old programs and rubbish that is currently on the old drive just a few apps like my adobe suite and office. i have an external drive which has all my documents on so i don't want a full back up.

    any help is appreciated


    Tom
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Despite copying the application in the Applications folder you should also look in the following folders for data to back up.

    - Macintosh HD/Library/(name of the application or company)

    - Macintosh HD/Library/Applications Support/(name of the application or company)

    - Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences/com.(name of the application or company).plist


    The following are important for your user settings and data:

    - Macintosh HD/Users/user/Library/(name of the application or company)

    - Macintosh HDUsers/user/Library/Applications Support/(name of the application or company)

    - Macintosh HD/Users/user/Library/Preferences/com.(name of the application or company).plist


    If done backing them up, you can copy those files/folders to the same folders on your new hard drive.

    It should be sufficient.
     

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