Can you move applications to an external HDD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zellio, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Zellio macrumors 65816

    Zellio

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    I just got a 1tb usb 3.0 external hdd. It's an old fashioned hdd, but it gets decent performance on usb 3.0.

    I'm going to use the usb 3.0 function when I update to a new imac (Either last years or whatever comes up soon).
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    I would not recommend moving any application that is part of OS X as OS X updates sometimes get cranky when things aren't where they're supposed to be. As for other applications, most can be moved with no problem, a few might have issues
     
  3. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

    Zellio

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    How do you do it while keeping the ability to go to the files in the applications menu?
     
  4. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    Make an Alias and leave that in your applications folder…..
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    If you mean in the Dock, that's called a Stack. The answer above would do the trick.
     

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