Can I run apps from an external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sonicrobby, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    #1
    Ive noticed on some third party apps its simply a copy and paste the app to the applications folder. Theoretically, could I copy and paste that third party app onto a USB drive and run it from there?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, you can, but the startup time of the application will be limitedto the storage device's read speed and interface.
    Why do you consider doing this?
     
  3. sonicrobby thread starter macrumors 68020

    sonicrobby

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    More of curiosity then the actual need :p Im loving the simplicity of OSX how everything is just drag and drop!
     

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