Can you install app's on an external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Quagmire1088, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Quagmire1088 macrumors newbie

    Quagmire1088

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    #1
    title says it all. but can you install and run apps from an external hard drive?


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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    If you want to use it to save room on your computer, yes it should work.


    If you are trying to use the apps on different computers,
    Most drag and drop from installer image apps will work fine

    Some apps might install some files (say library, preference, etc) to place other than your app folder. In that case probably won't work.

    If you want to use your user folder and your apps, you can install the os and app on an external drive and boot from it on a different computer.
     

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