Cloned computer: what files to transfer to make apps work?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xfusejc, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. xfusejc macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    I used Carbon Copy Cleaner and made a copy of my entire HD. All of it is currently residing in a 500GB MyBook.

    Now, I'm going to install Leopard and delete everything, but I'll already have a copy so I can easily transfer anything I want. My question comes down to applications. I'm assuming that merely moving everything inside the applications folder in the clone to the new one in Leopard won't actually make all the applications work. There's other files that are needed at the same time and settings and extra information. My question is, in order to make an application work, what else do I need to move over from the clone besides the App itself?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    For at least 80% of applications that will just work! If all developers followed the guidelines it would work for ALL apps! MS Office will work, but you might leave some non-required support files behind. Adobe apps are the worst: you need to run the installer, there is no easy way to clone these.
  3. xfusejc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2006
    I was wondering about Photoshop most of all.

    Anyone know which other files I need to transfer to make CS3 work?

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