Can I move a discontinued app on my old mac to a new mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dloreski, May 22, 2012.

  1. dloreski macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2009
    Hi everyone.
    I use a specific app a lot and have concerns whether it will continue to be available.
    If I wait for a new Mac Air and it is discontinued, can it be transferred from my old Pro to a new Air?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Yep. You'll have to authenticate with your account on that computer either when you move that app or whenever you set up the computer, but it will continue to work even if it's not on the App Store anymore.

  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    The OP didn't mention the Mac App Store.

    @ the OP: How old is this app and does it require Rosetta? If so, Lion dropped backwards compatibility for PPC applications so even if you copy the application to a newer system it will not launch/run.

    I just re-read the post, if this is a question more about whether the license is transferable to a new computer, that's a question best addressed by the software developer.

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